Paralysed by PowerPoint
What a great phrase, uttered by Neil Merry, a friend of Vertical. He was discussing the rather quintessential American idea of having meeting after meeting after meeting on the same subject, yet nothing ever seems to actually get done. He has a point, which was echoed in a recent IBM report (Capitalizing on Complexity). In a section called ‘Act despite uncertainty,’ the study authors reported: “… CEOs recognize that they can no longer afford the luxury of protracted study and review before making choices.” Neil’s point exactly… fewer meetings, more activity. Just get on with it!