Committee Survival Rules

“In all the parks of all the cities, you’ll find no statues of committees!” Anonymous

#1 Keep Your Mouth Shut!

If you don’t talk you won’t say anything to argue about.Anything you do say is likely to be used against you or misquoted.

Everything you say will probably increase the length of the meeting.

#2 Don’t put out the mistakes.

Pointing out errors and mis-statements won’t make you friends. The greif and arguments are probably less more serious than the errors in fact. Most people probably don’t want to hear your ideas anyway.

#3 Don’t suggest different ways to do things.

Those in charge have already decided how they want to do things. People are resistant to change.