Throughout my career, there have been countless times when I’ve wanted to respond this to meeting requests.
“No, I don’t want to attend your meeting”.
But this would have come across as rude, or selfish, or that I wasn’t a team player, or I lacked commitment to the company.
Don’t get me wrong – I didn’t dislike all meetings. In fact, a lot of the time they were necessary, and helped with my work.
But let me explain the reasons why I may not have wanted to come to your meeting.