Meetings In Glass Houses

If you’ve followed my writing for a while you’ll know I’m a fan of translucency (transparency) in most things business. Right now I’m working next to a meeting room that has glass walls – talk about transparency! It seems like a good idea, it lets in a lot of light and makes it feel more open, but it is a strange experience to glance over and watch people pay attention (and not) during a meeting and to imagine the tone based on body language and facial expression. For those in the meeting it’s also easy to get distracted, especially if there is someone sitting outside the room that is trying to distract you – not that I’m recommending you engage in such behavior of course.