I went to a pickleball club meeting yesterday. While we’re not going to be here very long, I wanted to pay my membership dues. And I wanted to volunteer some time to help with training entry level players.
Most meetings are at least a bit counterproductive and at least a bit of a time suck.
This meeting was no exception.
I’ve been to and run a lot of meetings over the years as I’m sure you have, too, Gentle Blog Reader.
The theme for volunteer organizational meetings generally follows the same agenda:
- Some people are doing all the work.
- They are getting tired of it.
- The rest of the people need to step it up.
- No one in the audience volunteers to help.
- So the same people keep doing the work…
I was talking with Melissa about it, and she quoted a demotivational poster, “None of us is as dumb as all of us.”
I had never heard that expression before, but it makes perfect sense for office and volunteer organizational meetings…
But according to science, the most important thing to a successful meeting is to have donuts! So I’ll be bringing donuts to the next meeting… 🙂