A Neurotypical Sacrament: The Business Meeting
There's an interesting piece running on Monster Blog saying that a certain Steven Rogelberg, director professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, discovered that potentially as many as two-thirds of American workers would prefer to have at least one meeting per day.
Oh my GOD.
Say it ain't so!
A journalist named Jared Sandberg last month fingered all sorts of flamingly neurotypical traits as being explanations for business meetings:
- "They feed our social nature." - Watch it with the "our" there, buddy ...
- "They’re 'company-sanctioned prattle' sessions -- essentially, an excuse to get together on company time for chit-chat." - "Chit-chat" - and probably NOT about last week's Galactica episode or the Kathleen Seidel situation.
- "They serve as show of power for the organizer(s)." - fastest way known to man to irritate an Aspergian
- "They just might include free food." - This is usually a good draw for Aspergians, but generally not at the cost of being lectured for 90 solid minutes about BULLsh*t.
One of the many, many reasons they confuse me ...