Meetings can get a bad reputation. For being long, for the arguments, for the lack of things done, for a lot of talk without much action, for the malaise that can set in and a whole host of valid issues that hampers a meeting. As a result some prefer not to attend them or brace themselves for what they are about to receive in the same way you brace yourself before the dentist gets on with the root canal.
This does not have to be the case.
Recently I closed my eyes and asked God to show me what a good meeting can look like. No sooner had I asked than I sat in on a good example of a good meeting. Prepared, yes, but also flexible and desirous to get harmony through different elements contributing in a focused manner. Though time is not the be all and end all, the sensitivity to be timely in contributions leads to that place where people are free to share and very careful to give others space.
It’s no surprise that after these kinds of meetings, folks are quick to recall how harmoniously things went. It can happen. It’s just to be in line with others. Be ready to consult with the people who can help.
It can happen.
For His Name’s Sake
C. L. J. Dryden