Naomi Chavez, an internal consultant for Cisco Systems, one of Silicon Valley's leading network-equipment manufacturers, is frustrated:
"We have the most ineffective meetings of any company I've ever seen."
Kevin Eassa, vice president of operations for the disk division of Conner Peripherals, another Silicon Valley giant, is realistically resigned:
"We realize our meetings are unproductive. A consulting firm is trying to help us, and we think they've hit the mark. But we've got a long way to go."
Richard Collard, senior manager of network operations at Federal Express, is simply exasperated:
"We just seem to meet and meet and meet and we never seem to do anything."More...