Who appreciates meetings that have:
- Gone longer than 30 minutes.
- People speaking just to hear themselves (not get fired).
- Time dedicated to reading memos out loud.
- People IM’ing other attendees.
- People IM’ing non-attendees.
- People checking email.
- No clear objective.
Answer: No one.
Because having one’s time wasted sucks. But having one’s time wasted while standing is, to most, not acceptable.