Ban laptops from meetings?

LA Times wrote about the trend in banning laptops and gadgets from meetings.

While I concur that it’s annoying to be talking or trying to listen in a meeting and hear the person next to you typing away, I think the real problem is that frequently meetings have no purpose or have the content presented in a manner that is not compelling for the attendee to pay attention.


One response to this post.

  1. YES! You’ve hit the nail on the head. The answer is not to ban laptops and gadgets from meetings – it’s to make sure the meetings are necessary and are driving outcomes. The band-aid solution is to ban the technology – the deeper problem is still there.

    Cali Ressler and Jody Thompson
    Creators of the Results-Only Work Environment (ROWE)
    Authors of the forthcoming book “Why Work Sucks and How to Fix It”


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