Meetings aren’t just ego-potlatches, they’re also for…

recycling anxiety.

Organisations tasked with solving a problem that is, basically, insoluble, get nervous.  And so periodically they call a meeting that is attended by other organisations that have similar responsibilities, and are similarly nervous.  And the meeting functions as a demented game of pass the parcel!!

Hat-tip to JL for this wonderful observation!

So, meetings as a form of organisational anxiety management (and blame-storming)

Cf What Dave Barry said – organisations have meetings because they can’t actually masturbate.  Well, masturbation is both pleasure (ego-potlatch) but also TENSION RELIEF.  QED!!!


Dave Barry – “Meetings are an addictive, highly self-indulgent activity that corporations and other large organizations habitually engage in only because they cannot masturbate.

Oh, this from Robert Heinlein – “A committee is the only known life form with six or more stomachs and no brain.”



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