Meeting Output

Why is a whiteboard something like this so common in meeting rooms?

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It seems to me that all meetings start off with good intentions – people want structure and note-taking and discipline. Quickly, that all falls away. And what’s left is like the imprint in rock of a long dead animal – evidence that something was there, some flash of inspiration, the remnants of a desire for that structure. Not, though, enough to see the DNA of the meeting and determine actually what went on.

This text was still on the whiteboard 3 days later when I was back in the same meeting room. I hope someone will use it soon.

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  1. oh i can still see the ukonline meeting playing out in full swing. Nader is standing in front with pen in hand listening to Dan outline what he needs and Tony explaining what needs further clarification. its all there! 

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