November 20, 2008

It's All Good Until Somebody Gets Hurt ...and someone did

Well the worst possible scenerio came out of our post-Engagement poll meeting: more meetings.

I honestly didn't see it coming though surely I should have since meetings are outward signs of inward grace, er, at least that's what our leaders think. There's no problem that can't be lasso'd into submission via more meetings, so defacto the low engagement surveys guaranteed more meetings.

The group democratically chose two of the questions to work on via a non-secret ballot. The floor was then opened as to how to combat those particular items. Fatefully, someone mentioned the 'm' word - someone said that he thought a monthly meeting would help. The connection seemed remarkably tenuous to me since the task was to improve our score by maximizing the opportunity to do what we do best. (Of course it's not tenuous if what we do best is meetings.)

But it was such a beautifully concrete thing that our leader snapped it up and wrote it down as gospel. Who wouldn't be impressed by something as solid as a monthly meeting? I suggested it be held at a local bar, or "Conference Room F" as a co-worker calls it. I don't think that's going to happen since our leader happens to be a Mormon (not that there's anything wrong with that) and I don't think they go to bars.

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