The stand-up meeting consists in having team meetings standing up. No tables, no chairs, no laptop. We gather around standing in a circle to discuss the team’s tasks.
The benefits? We become more effective as the standing position encourages us to go straight to the point.
These meetings can be organized with a very simple agenda: 3 questions to be answered by each participant.
- What did I do yesterday?
- What will I do today?
- What are the challenges?
15 minutes are enough to check in in a productive and effective manner. You then avoid never-ending meetings and discussions that drag on and instead focus on energetic exchanges.
However, the stand-up meeting does not suit every type of meeting. It facilitates daily team check-ins but is less appropriate in the case of strategy meetings that require note-taking and the use of presentation materials.