“Pull up a chair, get comfortable, enjoy a moment of peace and quiet.” #bgdtcoaching.
Symbolically speaking, the suggestion to pull up a chair may create the idea of an impromptu get together. The informality of the activity leads to exchanging information and working collaboratively for the sake of achieving a shared goal.
It could be the case it is not necessary to pull up a chair. Some contributions are more forthcoming when meetings are conducted standing up. On the other hand, it is wise to pull up a chair and be prepared to sit for a while if the discussion is set to last and last and last.
There are, of course, many things worse than spending long periods of the day seated uncomfortably. Yet when we can avoid suffering it seems sensible to do so. And others might appreciate our efforts and think twice before convening such meetings again.
Regardless of the where’s and why’s, right now should you be of a mind to pull up a chair and spend some time reading a few of the archive posts here don’t forget to grab a coffee first!
Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer and CTI-trained co-active coach, supplies professional and personal development through coaching, coaching workshops, marketing development training and English language training.
As an adjunct professor at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, Brian teaches a postgraduate course based on dramatic texts and elements of coaching to examine various work-related performance matters.
Personal performance potential at work (2014), Coaching, performing and thinking at work (2013), Reflections on performance at work (2012), Elements of theatre at work (2010) and Training through drama for work (2009).