A person is in charge during a meeting to make cymbals sing when people deviate from the objective and the purpose of the meeting.
Help participants to focus on what matters during a meeting.
As part of every meeting, someone is asked to volunteer to take possession of a pair of tingsha bells, two small hand cymbals that can make a beautiful, crystal-like sound.
Whenever the person feels that ground rules are not being respected, or that the meeting is serving egos more than purpose, he / she can make the cymbals sing. The rule is that no one can speak until the last sound of the cymbal has died out - which takes a surprisingly long time.
During the silence, participants are to reflect on the question: Am I in service to the topic we are discussing and to the organization?