Q: Documents to be read and commented on at our weekly team meeting are frequently distributed the evening before the meeting. As a consequence, only those who are constantly on-line see them and are fully prepared for the meeting. This is happening more and more often and not only for this meeting. I’m concerned that we are now judged on after-hours availability rather than technical merit. How can this be addressed?
A: You should discuss your concerns with the person organizing the team meeting and/or the other contributors. The more general trend you mention needs to be treated at a higher level by reminding your hierarchy about acceptable and recommended working habits.