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How disagreeable are your meetings?

By Ann Macfarlane / February 16, 2021 / Comments Off on How disagreeable are your meetings?
A poll result window displaying various actions observed in a local government body. Each action, including the handling of disagreeable meetings, is accompanied by the number of votes and the percentage of respondents observing the behavior.

We had some wild stories at our workshop on “difficult board chair or member.” One person commented, “Seems like Zoom makes all interactions tougher and bolder.” While the norm has not descended to the level of the Handforth Parish Council (see this internet sensation here, or search for “Jackie Weaver”), clearly many meetings are problematic.…

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The 12 stupidest meeting mistakes

By Ann Macfarlane / May 31, 2018 /
Hand writing the word "Oops!" in black marker with a red underline, capturing that inevitable moment of meeting mistakes.

In the 20 years since Jurassic Parliament began, we’ve seen a lot of dumb things happen at meetings. Here’s our dirty dozen—a list of the 12 stupidest meeting mistakes. If you have more to add, let us know! Failing to give notice Poor agenda Ignoring the quorum requirement Chair acting like a dictator A few…

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