None of these gatherings began or ended on time. In many professional worlds, this is neither new nor unique, yet it's a problem -- one with cascading consequences for managing finite time and maximizing productivity in the face of infinite work.
What did I (re)learn from today's tangle? The importance of a decisive agenda with defined purposes. The need to tailor that agenda to match allotted time. The value of a timekeeper whose responsibility is keeping the group safely within the guardrails of the agenda's timing. The responsibility to communicate one's own comings and goings responsibly, proactively to larger groups, and then stick to one's scheduling guns.
What have exemplar or disastrous meetings taught you?