Am I the only one frustrated by the "Tentatively Accept" (or "Pencil In") meeting response?
I totally get it if you were only optional for the meeting. For my meetings, I do take the time to distinguish between "Required" and "Optional".
if you are required for the meeting, now I have to chase you down to see if you are actually going to come. This is very frustrating!
Perhaps people do this because they have bad experiences with meetings as some others may not differentiate between "Required" and "Optional". This seems to happen specifically when I invite managers to a meeting show their support for their team and the topic. The manager is not the actual doer of the tasks but it means the world to their team to see them show up and support them.
I don't know if there's a magic bullet out there but I was curious if others had some advice on how to avoid "The chase" to ensure your meetings are effective.