We accidentally curate who comes to the meeting, who has a seat at the table where decisions are made. We almost randomly decide who is interviewing and being interviewed, who is brainstorming, who is reviewing the work…
What if we did it with intention? What if we thought deeply about who sits across from us during the key conversations?
Convenient should not be the dominant driver of this choice. Nor should existing protocol.
“Who’s not here?” might be the most important unasked question.