January 14, 2009
During most of the meetings I attend, I tend to use my laptop for:
It is not always necessary that all the topics during a meeting would be gathered towards my interest or my work habits. So, I would also use the opportunity to “Multi-Task” during the meetings. I would engage myself into other work related items including but not limited to:
Recently it was discussed that “Multi-Tasking” even though is a very difficult skill to find, it does not always work in the favor of the team as a whole. And I agree with the same and am guilty of “Multi-Tasking”.
Even though I enjoy the fact that I can respond to my emails faster than most of my collegues, I am guilty of the fact that “Multi-Tasking” during meetings is not always what is expected of a co-worker.
During the meeting or any other discussion, everyone is expected to listen to the speaker/presenter, entertain a healthy discussion and contribute towards making the meeting a success.
To adopt the meeting etiquettes, I have chosen to:
I intend to follow this lifestyle for a meeting not as a short term goal but as a long term lifestyle for a corporate meeting environment. I am guilty of “Multi-Tasking” during meetings but have no regrets and no desire to return to my old informal lifestyle. I learn everyday and I am glad to share my experience as a “Life of a Knowledge Manager“.