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We have all been through endless meetings, identifying the roles played by individuals . Here's a representation of how it works. It is presented with a humorous twist, though largely stands true !
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29th July 2011 From India, Mumbai
Dear (Cite Contribution), To my knowledge, this is not happening in India because our work culture is quite different from western. Hope you got my point. With profound regards
30th July 2011 From India, Chennai
Greetings,
In our context, these interactions occur, with relevance to our culture. We have power plays and the fast-track employees, in almost every workplace, who would try everything to hijack the cause and establish their hegemony. There are Boomer-rang co-workers, who will ask question in response to the questions asked to them and the Jargonmeister , who would use every distant terminology to divert the attention from potential to knowledge !
We, humans, cant help but play smart at every situation to get ahead of others. Last but not the least, every meeting has its own 'Buddha' who speaks in the end and balances every communication. Most often, this role is played by the senior most person chairing the meeting.
This post was interesting to me, as the presentation was very honest with a humor in plain clothes. I appreciate that !
30th July 2011 From India, Mumbai
Dear Ms. (Cite Contribution),
It may be minimal but, not to that extent. Meetings has agenda and discussions has to be serious rather allowing some to play his own role.
My meetings are quite serious and i don't allow any unprofessional activities as i long as i head the team. Lets promote something that would be of great help to all...
With profound regards
31st July 2011 From India, Chennai
Dear Ms. (Cite Contribution)
You just brought the Jaspal Bhati's (Ulta Pulta) serial in front our eyes.
Nice posting.
But our office meetings are really result oriented and highly effective to accomplish our task.
Thanks for sharing
31st July 2011 From India, Kumbakonam
Hi Ms (Cite Contribution) Funny and Interesting post, I identify with such characters in the meeting, and somewhere I was also embarrased, as I represent, the Jargonmeister !! :-D
31st July 2011 From Kuwait, Salmiya
Greetings,
I fully agree to the point, that meetings are meant to be productive. That's why we call for it, in the first place. This post didn't mean to finger point on our co-workers, rather an acceptance of human behavior, which remains unique. There is nothing good or bad about it.
This post necessarily acknowledged what motivates whom and the stimulus to which one is most likely to respond. Identifying and responding to them, allows us to make the most of our productive time.
I am professionally connected to almost everyone, I worked with. It was great to learn from them. I stand humbled by their potential to deliver. However, I gained more as I learnt to identify the point of relevance, rather than turning a blind eye to individual needs.
I second Bhaskar, the wit in this post, is what makes it different.
31st July 2011 From India, Mumbai
One more thing Ms. (Cite Contribution), I would like to convey here, is if the meeting longlasts for more than 2 hour then there must be some fun, there must be some quarrel, there must be some conflict and there must be some yield. (As like our Indian Cinemas).
If we sit in the conference hall for more than 2 hours with full of tension and without any diversified thinking, then it will become as like an Economics Lecture Class and without any doubt, surely we will be developing with High Blood Pressure, High Level Cholesterol, and become Diabetic Patient.
31st July 2011 From India, Kumbakonam
Hi Friends
Usually meetings are conducted for effective communication, but in reality it turns out to be battleground for dominance, power display, attention seeking, blame gaming etc as rightly portrayed in this pictures, various kinds of human nature and personalities are revealed during this long meetings, and outcome is ...
The big heads discussing the topics in the meetings, then dump the workload on the lower level staff, with whatever less or more understanding out of the meetings. and then lower staff run helter skelter to complete the puzzled story which originated in the meeting room :-D
Welcome to bureacratic corporate world !!
31st July 2011 From Kuwait, Salmiya
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