Having to think too much, too fast, or too hard causes the stodgy ones in a meeting to shut down (at best) or shoot down (at worst) anyone else who is thinking innovatively and imagining all kinds of new possibilities. They’d rather sit back and think by themselves outside the meeting where they feel safer.
The Blast! Antidote:
For the people who want more time to think, review, and react to ideas, we have Orbit. It’s a 24-hour window that follows any 30-minute Blast!, during which participants can review everything on their own time, at their own pace, and comment on all the ideas. Heck, they may even take advantage of the anonymity and solo time to contribute a few ideas of their own.
Difficult people didn’t suddenly crop up when every organization moved to virtual meetings. But with video conferences shining a new light on their problematic behaviors, the Worst Online Meetings Hall of Fame celebrates, so to speak, the personalities we all recognize who thwart new thinking, effective collaboration, and turning ideas into results.
How many of these people are you dealing with daily?