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One of my coworkers keeps monologuing on Zoom, and they're the most boring person I've ever met. What rules can we set up to avoid that?

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Time box meetings at the beginning of the meeting. I.e. 5 minutes per person to speak on their topic. If further conversation is needed , parking lot it or have them set up a meeting with the necessary parties. Good luck!

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Excellent idea. This is what my team does.

Maybe just give that specific person some feedback?

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Is it wrong I’m envisioning the virtual version of a talking stick? 🤣

This. This is how we solve all our issues.

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Gonna have to jump in and cut them off if they’re going off topic

Maybe start off with a gentle reminder to everyone that the meetings are supposed to be fairly brief and to the point?

Lol they're filibustering the meetings!

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