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When working - as a contractor - for the Postal Authorities in Australia (a government body) in the late 1990's I was given the job of arranging a National Conference of senior IT managers. It was planned to run for two days with those from other states staying overnight. For some of them it involved each way travel of up to 6 hours. Well it was impossible to get a consensus from all involved as to when to hold it there was alway at least one of the seven who would/could not agree on a date.
My manager (a long time government employee) came up with a solution that he implemented. He flew all 9 of them into Melbourne for a ONE day meeting that had the SOLE objective of setting the date for the TWO day meeting of the same group!
Result - decision NOT to hold the 2 day meeting. Government at work - not!