A good way to keep everyone moving in sync is by organizing daily micro-meetings called: ‘’Check-ins’’, ‘’Huddles’’ or ‘’Pulse Meetings’’.
The Daily Huddle keeps teams coordinated and efficient and helps participants get updates on current projects and uncover potential issues as they arise.
Lasting just 5 to 15 minutes, these meetings are one of the important habits for driving team performance. It helps to increase productivity, build trust and respect among team members.
In a frequent used format, each person takes up to 1 minute sharing:
1) yesterday’s accomplishments;
2) top priority for today;
3) obstacles, if any, blocking the progress.
You will be surprised to see, once this information-sharing meeting become routine, it organizes both individuals and the organization.
10 rules for running a daily huddle
- Maximum fifteen minutes
- No problem solving
- Keep it small – maximum 15 participants
- Always start and finish on time
- Same hour, same place, same URL
- Use a timer
- Break in routine by changing speakers’ order.
- Rotate facilitator
- Use visual management tools
- Schedule it soon after the beginning of the day.