Last Wednesday in this series of ‘Productive People’ blog posts we focussed on tips to make your daily huddle meetings more productive.
Now, let’s look at the things to avoid:
- Avoid Loading Too Much
Don’t pile heaps of items into the daily huddle, or it’s going to extend past the 15-minute limit and people will start to resent the meeting. Remember, the daily huddle is just one part of your meeting rhythms. Save the wider issues for meetings that can fit them.
- Avoid Doubling Up
Don’t have one daily huddle for each internal project if any of your project teams share many of the same members. This could mean each team member could end up in three to five daily huddles, which is unworkable.
The solution is to host one daily huddle involving all team members associated with the projects. Only the project leaders provide updates, and then team members spend the balance of the 15 minutes self-organising into ad hoc groups to discuss items of interest.
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