I understand that many, many managers like to play power games, but it seems like some get dangerously close to someone getting hurt. A general rule might be to treat your employees in a meeting at least as well as Jigsaw would treat captives in the Saw films.
STEVE: Does that actually work?
CZAR: Why don't you have a peek in meeting room 2?
STEVE: It's just a bunch of skeleton decorations from Halloween.
CZAR: Correction--the Halloween party planning committee. Funnily enough, a quorum doesn't require they be alive to be counted present.