business meetings are a waste of time

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managers love to meet and discuss things in person.

i believe most of these meetings are held because of emotional needs, not business and operational needs.

this is a need to establish hierarchy, authority, and dominance through physical presence and an exchange of sounds and gestures.

i doubt the effectiveness of corporate cultures which are based on meetings.

i trust people who deliver establish authority by delivering detailed documentation for years.

if you are a manager i advise you not to motivate performance in meetings, but performance outside meetings.