Daily stand-ups start the day in the best way possible and improve virtual communication in your team, which directly affects the outcomes of collaborative tasks.
Participating in a daily stand-up can be challenging for remote teams. When you work from home without a virtual office environment, you might miss daily stand-ups – boo!
It doesn’t have to be that way!
Wurkr equips remote teams with a virtual office space that allows you to plug real-life office elements straight into your digital environment.
With Wurkr, there’s no wasting time to check if you missed anything important – or fun! You and your team can share status updates in a clockwise direction (or counterclockwise, if you insist), which makes it easy to organize short and on-point daily stand-ups.
A daily stand-up meeting takes place every day – typically in the morning. It’s where your team leader briefs you on upcoming tasks.
As the name suggests, daily stand-up meetings should have everyone standing (if possible) to make sure the meetings stay short, direct, and on-topic. Yes, even if you are working from home.
A good stand-up meeting lasts anywhere between 5 to 15 minutes.
During this time, your team leaders can make sure that everyone’s aligned with and informed about the latest developments – whether they’re positive or negative.
When done right, daily stand-up meetings can be the most effective and straightforward way to communicate within the team and make sure that everyone’s up to speed.
Stand-ups follow a very typical structure, where each team member answer the following three questions:
A daily stand-up meeting comes with many benefits for companies that include them in their daily routine.
Some of the key benefits include…
1. Direct and Task-Specific Communication
By keeping daily stand-up meetings short, you focus on key tasks without your mind drifting off-topic to less urgent stuff.
2. Reduce Need for Longer Meetings
Regular daily stand-up meetings reduce the need for long and boring meetings since your entire team will stay up-to-date with the latest developments within the team.
3. Easily Detect Issues and Obstacles
Daily stand-ups also allow your team leader to spot any obstacles your team might be facing quickly. Use them to fix issues as soon as they appear to maintain a smooth workflow.
4. Boost Morale and Motivation
Finally, daily stand-ups boost morale and motivation as they’re short, energetic, and just what team members need to start their day on a positive note – a bit like coffee.
But in a remote working environment, daily stand-ups can be a real problem if you’re using traditional conferencing software.