we’re supposed to share emotional baggage at meetings, managers calls to me whenever I pass his door, and more
Ask A Manager
SEPTEMBER 3, 2019
My supervisor has recently adopted a “baggage-drop” activity, where we all go around the room and share what is on our minds, mostly personal stuff, supposedly to clear our heads and make the meeting more productive. (I Do they really want to know what’s on my mind, what personal things are weighing heavy on me? you’re worried about a deadline) or bland personal stuff (e.g., Would it work to call or email when you need me to stop by, or to set up a standing meeting time?”.