I just came across the above picture in Seth Godin's blog. The picture captures everything essential about the meeting.
It's a plague in many firms that they schedule so many unnecessary meetings and phone conferences without any agenda in hand. I think it's a complete waste of everyone time. To make any meeting effective, all participants should receive an agenda beforehand so that each can prepare prior to the meeting.
Where are the old good values of meeting I used to see a decade ago?
Now meetings are turning into ways for people not to do any actual work, for people to bullshit without having anything to back up.
Cut the crap. Be real and let's get to work.