I just read two articles, linked below, that suggest that creativity plummets when in a group setting. I have to agree with this, mostly. I think there are times when group meetings are good and generate synergy. I also think there are times when maybe the wrong people are in the group, which may lead to good ideas being ignored or never voiced. Something to think about.
Meetings make you stupid on Yahoo! Tech
Meetings make us dumber, study shows on MSNBC.com