Meetings are an integral part of organisational life. Much managerial time is spent in meetings. They can be held for a variety of purposes. Meetings can involve people who do not know each other well coming together for a single occasion or can involve the same set of people meeting on a regular basis. A single meeting, if unsuccessful, can have consequences for the organisation as well as the morale of the participants. However, it is when the same group of people meets regularly that the gaps caused by less skilful management and participation in meetings become most pronounced. This chapter is organised around an exercise that enacts a particular meeting of a senior management team, a group that meets on a regular basis.
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