You know the conference call that drones on and on? The meeting that’s chock full of updates you’re not the least bit interested in?
You want to stay engaged. You do, you really do. But darn, it’s hard.
If you’ve attended a training program and had a really fine facilitator, chances are she gave you some toys to play with. It’s the same principle. Malcolm Knowles, the grandfather of andragogy (the study of how adults learn), postulates that as adults, we’re used to being active. When this urge is squelched – as in a seemingly unending meeting of any kind – our mental and physical energy will be quickly squelched, as well. We check out.