We've all been in a meeting that never seems to end and you wonder to yourself, "Why am I even here?" Most companies are what I like to call "meeting happy" and call meetings for just about everything and everyone is invited
Even more deadly is the 'report back' session. Possibly you had a good discussion in your syndicate; you enjoyed it and found it a worthwhile use of 45 minutes. Now you have five minutes to convey this to the group as a whole. Why?