Most advice on productivity and meetings is written from the vantage point of those who hold or run the meetings – have an agenda, start/stop on time, record action items for specific follow-through, etc.
Very little is written from the perspective of the poor worker bees who must sit through pointless meetings. What tips are there for people who must go to meetings, in order to salvage productivity? Lobby to be excused? Take other (unrelated?) materials to work on or review? Any tips?
I’d like to compile a list of tips for those who are on the “receiving” end of time-sink meetings. Thanks