My last day job had lots of meetings. Lots and lots and lots of meetings.
Morning meetings, sales meeting, end-of-week meetings, motivational meetings, management meetings, meetings to coordinate all the meetings …. Of course I got lots of great material, but I think probably my favorite meeting cartoon is the one above because it represents what happened after each meeting I attended.
Everyone in the meeting would agree, nod their heads and clap until whoever was leading the meeting wrapped things up. Then, without fail, everyone would return to their desks, lean over their half-cubicle walls and expound on exactly why nothing in that meeting would actually work.
With a disconnect like that it’s no wonder we spent so much time in meetings.
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About the Author: Mark Anderson’s cartoons appear in publications including The Wall Street Journal and Harvard Business Review. Anderson is the creator of the popular cartoon website, Andertoons.com, where he licenses his cartoons for presentations, newsletters and other projects. He blogs at Andertoons cartoon blog.