Friday, January 4, 2008

PostHeaderIcon What is Administrativia?

A few years back, on day 3 of a four-day meeting, our "facilitator" began going through all the so-called "meeting rules"... having not had (yet) my morning Diet Coke, I interrupted the litany with this question: "Can we skip the administrativia and get on with the meeting?"

Administrativia is -- at its core -- the compendium of all those mundane, sometimes trivial, often overlooked, and yet sometimes essential little details that keep the larger system working.

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