SharperTips: Effective Meetings HOW DAILY HUDDLES CAN HELP OVERCOME HURDLES
by Gary and Susan Harper
get off topic and never make it back to the initial point, make it a rule that the person speaking should be holding a 10-pound medicine ball. The weight of the ball will be a reminder to keep the meeting short and on topic. If sometimes your team members want to sit down - who cares, as long as they stay on point? If your company has 20 people or more, you might want to break it down into teams or departments, and then have each team do the morning huddle. Everybody must say something during the morning huddle because each person should have something to share about what they’re working on. Vocalizing individual status updates in front WHO SPEAKS? This one’s simple. Everybody!
morning huddle (also known as daily stand-up or daily scrum) could be the most effective meeting you can have with your team. The key lies in the purpose of the team huddle. Your goal is to check in with team members about what their day will look like, to share information and deliver project status updates. The huddle is not to plan your week or problem-solve — that’s what all the other meetings are for. Here is the nitty-gritty on morning huddles: A SIT OR STAND? If your team has not adopted standing up during meetings yet, it’s time you give it a try. Generally, standing up will help keep meetings short and to the point. Extra tip: If you know some people on your team consistently
of the whole team will lead to greater commitment and task accountability from each team member. Here are some ideas of what to share during the huddle:
1. What did you accomplish yesterday/last week?
2. Top 3 priorities for the day/week.
3. Review your company’s or
your team’s top three metrics.
4. Share roadblocks that you
need help in so team members can help after the huddle.
5. Client updates.
58 | think realty magazine :: april 2020
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