10 rules for running a daily huddle

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

  1. Maximum fifteen minutes
  2. No problem solving
  3. Keep it small – maximum 15 participants
  4. Always start and finish on time
  5. Same hour, same place, same URL
  6. Use a timer 
  7. Break in routine by changing speakers’ order.
  8. Rotate facilitator
  9. Use visual management tools
  10. Schedule it soon after the beginning of the day.