No computers allowed!

Posted on February 24, 2012 · Posted in Organizational Solutions

I’ve reported before on the policy of leaving Blackberries outside meeting rooms… and now I’ve heard of a policy that tops that.

An attendee approached me after my lecture on Email Overload solutions today and told me that in the advertising agency where she works it is forbidden to bring notebook computers into meetings. She used to find this objectionable, but having heard me explain the damage of checking email to the effectiveness of meetings, she could now understand why it was a good idea after all. Being in advertising, where their meetings were about hammering out creative ideas, they could not afford to have meeting attendees sitting in the all too common zombie-like inattention that goes with “doing email”.

Good thinking!