Do what needs to be done, or don’t say you’re working hard

There’s a reason that Organizing for Social Change teaches organizers to recruit people for activities, not for meetings. They know that activities are the real work, and there is a danger in recruiting people who just like to go to meetings.

Last week someone told me, “I worked really hard on this campaign. I was only weekly conference calls.”

Nope. Sorry. That doesn’t count.

Conference calls and meetings may be important for doing work well, but the real work happens when between calls or meetings.

Don’t confuse talking about work with work.

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