How can I be productive at unproductive meetings?
I work for a manager that is very fond of meetings. The problem is, however, that more than half of these meetings are both unnecessary and wasteful. For example, we have a regularly scheduled meeting that has become so useless and pointless that our manager has begun to volun-order people to give an arbitrary presentation. For the most part, these presentations consist of talks about projects that no one else in the team will ever work on or care about. Those few that do end up working on these projects are not helped by these presentations, since they’re too short and high level. How does one make the most of wasteful meetings to actually make them useful?