Quotes in meetings
The real problems in the office are the managers and the meetings.
A good deal of the corporate planning I have observed is like a ritual rain dance; it has no effect on the weather that follows, but those who engage in it think it does. Moreover, it seems to me that much of the advice and instruction related to corporate planning is directed at improving the dancing, not the weather.
Meetings are indispensable when you don't want to do anything.
You can't write or program well in units of an hour. That's barely enough time to get started. When you're operating on the maker's schedule, meetings are a disaster.
We know we have to have some number of meetings. All we ask from those on the manager's schedule is that they understand the cost.