Daily Standups Posts

5 Ways Effective Teams Run Daily Slack Standups

5 Ways Effective Teams Run Daily Slack Standups

The massive popularity of Slack has turned daily Slack standups into a must for teams who use the tool as their primary communication platform. It sounds easy enough, everyone gets on and updates Slack once a day to let the team know what they are working on. But, if...

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3 Slack Tips for Even Better Team Communication

3 Slack Tips for Even Better Team Communication

Your email inbox used to get all the love. Now most of your team’s communication occurs in Slack. Which begs the question: Are you leveraging this messaging app for all it’s worth? When it comes to tools for team collaboration and communication, Slack is one of the...

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How to Work Effectively with Daily Standups

How to Work Effectively with Daily Standups

Do you ever feel like everyone’s flying solo? One team member announces she’s launching into Project C while everyone else is still fine-tuning Project A. No one really knows what John is up to and Pete is still finalizing the reports you were...

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How to Use Slack Integrations to Replace Mindless Meetings

How to Use Slack Integrations to Replace Mindless Meetings

Businesses everywhere are working toward eliminating “unproductivity tools” and outdated methods of communication. Endless email chains and mindless meetings are out. All-in-one apps are in. For many growing companies and remote teams, that means two-year-old Slack is...

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Are Online Daily Standups Right for Your Team?

Are Online Daily Standups Right for Your Team?

I once worked at a company that desperately wanted to be on the cutting edge of creative culture. The strategy for getting everyone on board involved a regular cadence of mandatory meetings. There were meetings to see who could come up with the next “big idea,” lunch...

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How to Get Your Leadership Team on Track with Standups

How to Get Your Leadership Team on Track with Standups

When I first started leading the team at Formstack, there was no question as to where we'd all be working: In the office. Every weekday. All day. Then one week we decided to crack the door of our completely office-based environment and peer into the hallways of remote...

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Making Daily Mtg SMART

Making Daily Mtg SMART

My daily mtg were terrible. The format was generally the same — we'd go around the room, with each person telling me what they were working on. Bodie* would rattle off about a dozen things each time, no task too small to describe in detail. Wallace would find creative...

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