I go to a meeting that is very poorly run - no agendas, no minutes, no follow-up, lots of tangents, etc. This meeting brings together our IT staff with end users in order to have the IT folks talk about upgrades & other tech stuff, and for the end users to talk about feature requests, business practice changes that may affect other users, etc. The meeting is run (badly) by one of the IT managers. I'm an end user, not in his chain of command at all. These meetings have sucked for years, with no end in sight.
End users are understandably frustrated with these meetings. I have thought of volunteering to be a meeting facilitator in the hopes of having these meetings suck less. I've broached the idea with some of the other end users, and they're supportive. I know that volunteering like this is a little passive-aggressive, and is a little weird in that the IT manager isn't in my chain, but the meetings are important, and would be great for the organization if they could just be run well.
Pitfalls? Should I banish the thought? Similar experiences? Thanks!