If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be ‘meetings.
This quote from Dave Barry represents the problem we as facilitators have. There’s a strong bias etched almost permanently into your coworkers.
Meetings are a waste of time.
As a meeting hero, it’s your job to fight your way through this bias and show people that it’s not true.
When you’re done with them, I’ll be okay with them popping off that “Most meetings are a waste of time…except for yours. Whenever you lead, we accomplish a lot.”