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October 25, 2010

Meetings, Meetings, Meetings

What a great experience. It was a simulation of real life on business. Of course there was restrictions like that we didn't know the organization or shortage of time but it was really close to the reality.

The result that I want to point out is not about the positives and the areas of improvement. Despite the fact that these are very important I think the meaning came from a "special cause" as people in Total Quality Management say. The most important was that some members were absent. What I realize from that is, even if one person is away the team cannot work. In my case I was the General Manager (lucky) and tried in vain to control the discussion. I was trying to keep a consecutive flow but when it was necessary the members of the team that were absent to express opinion the entire plan was collapsing. Then interruptions from the others were taking place and the process was out of control.

The sum up is that every member in a meeting or in an organization is necessary to the same level. Is like a chain with rings. If one ring is missing the chain will broke and the game will be lost. Also, of course the General Manager is the strongest ring, but if you pull the chain it will break in the weakest ring. So everyone is of same importance and managers must take care to the weakest ones.

Meetings, meetings, meetings but all must be there.

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