Looks familiar, doesn’t it?
I think we in communications and marketing are even more prone to both having the “meeting after the meeting” ourselves, and being a victim of it, because so much of our work is creative and therefore up to subjective debate about what’s good and right. And we tinker a lot, so there’s always another draft . . .
In the nonprofit world, we also tend to lean toward consensus decisionmaking, which can be problematic in marketing. I’m all for everyone having a voice in marketing conversations, but that doesn’t mean everyone should get a vote. Someone needs to decide, and then hit send.
Do you have trouble with the meeting after the meeting in your office? What problems does it cause?
Have you successfully dealt with it? What solutions are working for you?
Please share in the comments.