Every office has them. Those weekly meetings that seem completely pointless, repetitive, and just plain hard to get through without checking the time every other minute and banging our heads against the conference table.
But chances are, you’re not going to get out of them. And spending every minute responding sarcastically, rolling your eyes, and making it obvious you’d rather be anywhere else isn’t going to make them any better. In fact, it will most likely cause them to drag on even longer.
If you know exactly what I’m talking about, watch this Deadspin video about how to make it through these meetings. And who knows—you may end up wasting less time once you start playing along and contributing in a productive manner.
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TopicsTools & Skills , In The Office , Videos , Break Room , Meetings , Productivity , Communication
Abby works in health education and prevention at a university in Washington, DC. When she’s not trying to make the world a healthier place, you can find her taking selfies with her cat (Mildred Meow Meow), hunting down the city's best grilled cheese, or zipping through the city on her bike, named Libby. Say hi on Twitter.More from this Author