|You don't enjoy a meeting where you have to yell across the table, cup your hands to your ears to pick up partial answers to your questions, and follow eight conversations at once, all between bites of sumptuous salmon almondine? Well, you're not alone. |
It makes absolutely no sense to have a business meeting in this type of setting. Even when you meet in the relative calm of an office or conference room in your own company, all sorts of information can be muddled because of subtleties in the communication process, such as intonation and body language.
When you then throw communication into an environment that is a true assault on every sense but taste, there is no way that anything close to a productive discussion can be held.
It would appear that the point of these meetings is little more than an opportunity to dazzle the taste buds. If that's the objective, that's fine. But you and your associates are still going to be hungry for information long after the feast has ended.