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It often feels like I'm dragged into meetings which don't require me to participate. If they aren't explicitly mandatory, can I just skip meetings?

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Don't skip outright but ask the meeting organizer what the goal of the meeting is and what contributions they're looking for from you. If you feel comfortable, gently explain that the meeting will break up your productivity and you'd prefer to keep working if you can.

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I might take that approach. It seems like the one that will cause the least pushback. Thank you!

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Ask the organiser specifically what is expected of you. Is it an inform or not required. If the former, you can tell them that you will read the minutes and skip the meeting.

That's a good idea. Thanks!

What kind of meetings aren't mandatory?

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