The point being made is software development is often focused on being busy, focusing on reporting and the giving the illusion of progress.
Being busy can be counter productive, if you are busy doing the wrong thing or things that don’t help developers create software.
A lot of focus on software development is on reporting, story points and other activities that distract from creating software not help.
When meetings start, works stop. Some meetings are necessary for understanding but many meetings are a distraction.