Days Without Meetings

I was planning to write about the future challenges facing already challenged liberal arts colleges. Essentially, the number of kids graduating from high school in America is declining which will reduce the potential market, forcing more competition. It’s gonna be a rumble!

But I got sidetracked because I’ve had to consult with my assistant many times today over scheduling more of my dreaded advisory board meetings. Scheduling three faculty, one student, and three VPs is like solving one of those really tricky traffic puzzles devised by the NSA to elicit your pattern recognition abilities. You know, like A goes to meetings with B and C. B meets with X and Y. Y and A meet, and so do X and B. Who do we assassinate?

My conclusion: The decision to not take meetings on a given day of the week, e.g. “no meeting Friday,” only really works when everyone picks the SAME no meeting day and when it’s an institutional effort. Otherwise, everyone can meet on no day.

Thank you.

3 Responses to “Days Without Meetings”

  1. g-bot said:

    May 14, 08 at 3:23 pm

    B,X and Y. If just one then B.

  2. g-lo said:

    May 15, 08 at 7:20 pm

    Been wishing I was more clever. A and B, if two, to eliminate Courier (most transactions, disrupt scheduling/networks). C if one to eliminate specialist (least transactions, eliminate specific data from transactions) .

  3. admin said:

    May 16, 08 at 4:32 pm

    Right, C–assuming we eliminate just one person.

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