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A “Seat at the Table” – which table do you want - Big or small?



People are constantly talking about “A seat at the table”. My question is – “Which table are you talking about - big or small?”

The big table is in the conference room. It has 20 chairs around it. When management meetings happen all the chairs are filled. Every organizational function is represented. These meetings are tactical and work is delegated out. All the real decisions have already been made.

The following picture only shows part of the table. HR people in particular are happy to have “a seat at the table”. They think they have arrived.