Backstory: I just moved from a very large MNC to a small company for primarily personal reasons. This is my 3rd job since graduating 5 years ago.
I started at a small (~30 person) company a little over two months ago now. My role would be called Senior Director or CTO in another world, but here I’m the lead technical manager. I report directly to the current president, founder, etc.
Things have been going well, and I’m really starting to get a handle on things and drive business improvements. I am having one major problem: my boss doesn’t seem to want to grow out of the company he started many years ago in his basement. My biggest gripe: we have a standing meeting for all the managers at 10:30 twice a week. Often, my boss isn’t even in the building. Sometime around 1:30 or 2:00, normally, he will appear and ask if it’s a good time to meet. Sometimes it is, sometimes it’s not. If I say no, he will hold the meeting until I (or whoever else) shows up. This makes me feel rushed and often leave things half-done for an hour. I have suggested moving the meeting to a later time so it place approximately when the notice is on the calendar, or taking notes. I was basically told “that’s not how it goes.”
How can I make my boss see value in respecting meeting times?
TL;DR: my boss will put meetings on people’s calendars, then ask them to the meeting several hours later. What is the best way to deal with this?