All of us have endured many pointless and unfruitful meetings where you find yourself sitting there thinking about all the work you have to do when you get back to the office. I wanted to toss this out there for all to respond. Do you find meetings to be a help or hindrance in your environment? For those of you who find them beneficial, please share what makes them work in your environment. For those who say they are not, please share your experience as well. What types of collaborative communication is actually beneficial in IT environments?