Re: "Just a thought"
Maybe, maybe not.
A few years ago I was in a meeting with a visiting US colleague. She was surprised how many people were listening to what she was saying. In the US it was so common for everyone in meetings to sit typing away on their laptops that some offices had started "full attention meetings", ie laptops banned.
While it sounds like hell, the idea was that after a while it encourages people to think more about whether the meeting is needed and do all the attendees need to be there. Well, that was the idea....