People were shocked last week when I mentioned that DH’s department holds weekly meetings. Ugh ugh ugh. They’re long too and the kind where they fight the same battles every week and nothing gets done. (And if you’re not there they assign you service.) And they’re definitely not catered.
We have monthly meetings, but they’re canceled when there’s nothing to discuss (like this month!) Our meetings are an hour long and if they’re held over lunch they’re catered. We have an agenda, we go through it, and we leave with action items.
For our academic readers:
How often do you meet?
For how long?
Are your meetings catered?