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Most useless meeting?

I once went to a meeting where people spent half an hour discussing when to reschedule the meeting that we were in because we couldn't have it then even though nobody was absent. The actual rescheduled meeting was also half an hour long, and could have occurred during the time when we discussed when the meeting should occur.

I've been to a lot of useless meetings (I still think that most meetings I attend could have just been an email chain or Slack conversation), but that one takes the cake.

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  • 5
    Another one: When I was doing tech support in a call center, the higher-ups noticed that we were incredibly, terribly stressed and morale was at rock-bottom. So they had us attend a meeting where someone guided us through a five-minute meditation session. That alone was kind of silly, but honestly I think it could have helped with additional sessions.

    But they never had another session again. One 5-minute guided meditation and then no followup. Unsurprisingly, morale did not improve.
  • 7
    8 hours.

    First 6 to decide between a set of 8 extremely similar hues of orange.

    Then 2 hours about three font weight options — they wanted to extend it into overtime, but it was rescheduled to the next day.

    I was sick the next day.

    Questions like "which Orange variant do you associate with trust?" and "On a scale from 1-5, how energized does this font weight make you feel when presented on our off-white background?" were asked.

    It should be noted that I was there as a database administrator. There were over 30 people at the meeting table, of which only 1 designer.
  • 5
    @bittersweet here is a quick comment so you feel invigorated by the pastel green of my lovely green avatar :)
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