Age sentiment in meeting?

Malaysia
April 2, 2011 4:28am CST
Sometimes in meetings we can observe that some people are reluctant to voice their opinion because of the difference of age that exist in the environment of the meeting itself...They are reluctant to do so because of the fear that their opinion might be different from the older people, which usually assumed as more knowledgeable ...What do you think about this matter? Is there still any age sentiment in meeting nowadays?
1 response
@chiyosan (30205)
• Philippines
2 Apr 11
i do not see such in our meetings in the company where i work with. i guess most of the non voicing meeting attendants are those that do not have much concern about the topic in discussion hence they are not talking much or saying opinions much in the meetings. i notice too that they could just not be interested in the meeting itself. haha =)
• Malaysia
5 Apr 11
I couldn't say much about that, but somehow I agree with you...Sometimes some of the attendees are not even interested in the meeting and the topic discussed...I believe this attitude should not be practiced because it kills the effectiveness of the meeting itself...A meeting is supposed to involve everybody without any exception, and for that everybody's opinion is counted... Nevertheless, I believe age should NOT be any blocking stone to speak out our opinion and suggestions...Who knows, younger person has good, if not better idea from the elders...No offense, but sometimes the elders do not really taking into account the modern trend in their decision-making, and thus making disastrous decision that may harm the organization as a whole...