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Managing Humans: Biting and Humorous Tales of a Software Engineering Manager, Third Edition by Michael Lopp

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© Michael Lopp 2016

Michael Lopp, Managing Humans, 10.1007/978-1-4842-2158-7_5

5. How to Run a Meeting

Tips for developing your meeting culture

Michael Lopp

(1)Los Gatos, California, USA

I bag on meetings.

I bag on meetings because, like any nerd, I expect the universe to be efficient and orderly, and there is no more vile a violation of this sense of orderliness than a room full of people randomly bumping into shit and calling it a meeting.

There are solid meetings out there. There are meetings that build a sense of structure , move forward for the entire hour, and finish with a sense of accomplishment . The question is, How do we make sure every meeting is like this? Let’s start by understanding why meetings showed up in the first place.

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