Slashdot: Pointless Work Meetings ‘Really a Form of Therapy’:

“People don’t do concrete things any more,” he says. Instead he says there has been a rise of managerial roles, which are often not very well defined, and where “the hierarchy is not that clear.” […] Meetings can “arouse feelings of meaninglessness,” he says. But he argues that is often missing their point. Once in a meeting — particularly long ones — their function can become “almost therapeutic.”