meeting format experiment

Dan Mosedale dmose at
Tue Apr 6 17:46:35 UTC 2010

  In today's staff meeting, we tried a little experiment.  I asked 
speakers to try and target saying zero or one things about their area, 
and encouraged folks to use the extra time to ask questions to try and 
make the meeting more valuable by unearthing things that aren't well 

What thoughts do people have?

Did people find themselves more, less, or differently engaged than before?

To start off, some things I noticed:

* the meeting was shorter
* the questions asked allowed us to dig into some worthwhile issues 
(what was funnelcake?  should we be introducing good GetSat volunteers 
to Bugzilla to improve our feedback loop)
* it was still the usual suspects doing most of the talking

My feeling is that it was overall enough of a positive change that it's 
worth trying again next week.


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