Meetings have never been popular in Silicon Valley. Engineers would rather write code than talk about it. Over the years, companies have come up with innovative ways to keep meetings from sucking time. Some remove chairs to force everyone to talk fast on their feet. Others get everyone to drink a glass of water beforehand.
As the saying goes - you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink. Now if the companies brought in a keg of good quality suds, there would be no problem in getting an engineer to consume lots of fluid. (I speak from experience.)
Pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered. That's my story and I am sticking to it.