Sometimes at work, it feels like it's a competition of who can sound the smartest in meetings (Sarah Cooper, am I right?): Who has the best slides, who has the most meetings, whose shoes click the loudest when they walk down the office halls?
No? That's just me? Cool.
Meetings play a major role in the workplace and we've all felt some things about them. Here are some hilarious tweets about meetings that many of us can relate to.
Today's tea:— Microsoft Outlook (@Outlook) June 14, 2019
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About to arrive 10 minutes early to a meeting does anyone know where I'm supposed to pick up my medal— Internet Person™⭐️ (@TimHerrera) June 18, 2019
I'm running late for a meeting but don't have contact info for the dude I'm meeting. But, if you're him and you follow me on Twitter I'll be there in 7 minutes— elan gale (@theyearofelan) June 20, 2019
Last night I dreamed about today's work meetings. This could be a good or bad thing. 🤷🏼♂️— Ryan Hoover (@rrhoover) November 5, 2018
Disrespectful of my coworkers to ask for meetings today when they know I need to sit here and refresh Twitter all day to read exit polls which are rarely reliable and will just add to my stress levels. pic.twitter.com/E9sgI3wxRo— Calvin (@calvinstowell) November 6, 2018
When you realize that a meeting starting in 15 minutes is video but your hair was counting on audio only. pic.twitter.com/RKFsPc2LIa— Ann Handley (@MarketingProfs) June 28, 2018
Gotta tuck your shirt in for important business meetings pic.twitter.com/0a38H2Rc44— William Osman (@CrabsAndScience) November 4, 2018
I had like 19639022368393 meetings at complexcon. I don't wanna talk anymore for a few months.— Joe (@JoeFreshgoods) November 5, 2018
I call it "a meeting" when it's a waste of time, collaboration when it's useful; a "requirement" when I disagree, a good idea when I like it; "process" when I hate doing it, the way we work when it makes sense. Probably too cynical. Too many mandatory backlog grooming meetings.— Jeff Patton (@jeffpatton) October 31, 2018
TLDR; why working remote is good for design process:— Milan Moffatt (@milanmoffatt) October 30, 2018
👩🏻💻 designers can focus
⌛️ less time wasted in meetings
🌟 more time to think = more thoughtful feedback
✒️ everything documented in writing to revisit/catch up
📍encourages being extra clear when asking for/giving feedback
Love walking meetings. Might need to make a "thing" out of it. Currently in one with @karenrubin— Mike Volpe (@mvolpe) August 8, 2013
My day: 1) 6:00 Amtrak to NYC 2) Check into hotel 3) meeting cancelled 4) check out of hotel 5) 12:00 Amtrak back to Boston 6) SNOW— David Meerman Scott (@dmscott) January 26, 2015
The reason I hate meetings pic.twitter.com/kKsqYbNhr5— Fabio ⁂ (@fffabs) November 3, 2018
The NOTW is welcome to hack my phone. 200 desperate messages from suits saying "Rory, where are you? The meeting started half an hour ago!"— Rory Sutherland (@rorysutherland) July 7, 2011
If your meetings are feeling like a struggle, especially with remote team members, try the Meeting Owl. And if you're struggling to decide if you should schedule a meeting or just send an email, use this meeting checklist to decide if a meeting is necessary.