“I think this is all a communication problem and a misunderstanding that can be resolved.” Byron Potts
Last month, at a conference about designing effective meetings, I attended an engaging presentation entitled “Dissecting the Meeting Owner.” The facilitator, doing his best medical examiner impersonation, wheeled out the conference’s host on a slab, covered in a white sheet. We were then challenged to “dissect” this meeting owner by breaking into groups and determining what barrier or “disease” was preventing us from helping him achieve his objectives. The facilitator would then work with us to determine the cure.
My group consisted of several incredibly smart people from across the globe with different backgrounds in the meetings industry. We discussed the many barriers we’ve all faced, and the common theme we found was simply that our role was misunderstood.