What are these people doing?
Does this look productive? Are they all auditioning for a Sesame Street puppeteer job?
Actually, I have no idea what they’re doing. They might not even know. What’s important thing is the WHY.
Meetings fall into this spectrum between totally useless and unbelievably productive. The law of averages says you’re bound to find the middle most often. Does that seem like a good use time?
The problem is that you never know what kind of meeting you’ll have until after its over.
There’s even memes about it. That should tell you something.
Here’s an article from the CEO of Linkedin about how he deals with this problem. It’s a good read.