"Meetings are important because they give everyone a chance to talk about work. Which is easier than doing it."
"Adam's life is being consumed, piece by tiny piece, while he pretends to care about faucets." (Instead of faucets, insert your line of work.)
"Most of people at this meeting have nothing to say, but they say something anyway."
"Mr. Beverley is reading out a sixty-page document entitled 'The Paperless Office.' Yesterday Mr. Beverley e-mailed the document to everyone and told them to read it before the meeting, which they all did. Just in case, he hands everyone a printed copy."
"These important people are discussing workplace diversity." (Pictured: a group of middle-aged, white males sitting around a table.)This Fireside guide is a terrific parody of office foibles, meeting quirks, and the modern white-collar lifestyle. It's pretty hilarious. Check it out--and take it to your next meeting.
Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the complimentary electronic review copy!