Get Shouty

you are the centre of the universe
July 30, 2009, 8:04 am
Filed under: The Rules

the rulesPart 2

  • it’s perfectly OK to interrupt another meeting in progress with a ‘quick question’
  • turn up late to meetings and leave before they’ve finished
  • keep your mobile on, read your emails on your blackberry and snort at your Twitter messages
  • don’t distribute information before meetings, read your documents word for word
  • remember that your time is ever so much more important than others

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Love it 🙂 Thanks for sharing this Katie – it adds a different dimension to the ‘egocentric’ theme we’ve been discussing in the office today (see here:

Comment by eskimon

+ begin a conversation with me when I’m clearly on the phone. Not just on hold, but actually speaking.

Comment by Todd

Family, huh? Can’t live with them 😉

Comment by Gavin Heaton

How bout people bring and working on laptops, frustrates me like nothing else, especially when there’s more than one and they email each other. Then pop their head and say, “wait what was that on the last slide?”


Comment by Simon t small

It’s OK to have your mobile on silent during the meeting and spend all meeting texting rather than having the two minute phone conversation

Comment by Nathan Bush

you sir, would be made to walk the plank
rule of thumb: don’t come to meetings if you’re not contributing
err…in bad advice speak: Forget the imporance of face to face. The people in the room are never as important as the people on your digital device

Comment by katiechatfield

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