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Avoiding Bad Meetings and What to Do When You’re in One

Team Communication

Avoiding Bad Meetings and What to Do When You’re in One

There are a lot of ways that meetings can go wrong. If you find a meeting is becoming unproductive, take a breath and use these tips to steer your team back onto the right track.

Veronica Stork

Veronica Stork

November 30, 2021 7 minute read

What to Do When You Have Too Many Meetings

Team Communication

What to Do When You Have Too Many Meetings

Meetings are essential for enabling collaboration, creativity, and fostering relationships. But having too many meetings kills productivity, drains morale, and generates stress and frustration.

Tanaka Mutakwa

Tanaka Mutakwa

November 16, 2021 6 minute read

5 Types of Meetings Remote Teams Need

Team Communication

5 Types of Meetings Remote Teams Need

For teams making the transition to remote work, one of the biggest challenges is communicating effectively. Meetings are often the main channel for sharing information, but replicating them while remote is hard. These 5 types of meetings are especially important and worth maintaining in order for a remote team to remain effective.

Julie Chipko

Julie Chipko

November 7, 2021 8 minute read

Check-Ins Should Be as Brief as a Commit Messages

Newsletter

Check-Ins Should Be as Brief as a Commit Messages

One of the biggest mistakes I see managers make with Status Hero is setting the team’s expectation that longer check-ins are better. They are not. Status Hero check-ins are modeled after stand-up meetings. These meetings are designed for brevity and to capture only critical information....

Henry Poydar

Henry Poydar

October 29, 2021 2 minute read

The Five Agile Meetings Explained

Team Communication

The Five Agile Meetings Explained

Learn how the five key agile meetings improve collaboration and productivity on your team.

Sabine Wojcieszak

Sabine Wojcieszak

October 27, 2021 10 minute read

5 Best Practices for Effective Team Meetings

Productivity & Estimation

5 Best Practices for Effective Team Meetings

Meetings don’t have to be something your team dreads or tries to avoid. The key is to make them effective and worthwhile. Check out these 5 best practices to get the most out of your meetings.

Juliette Chevalier

Juliette Chevalier

October 8, 2021 6 minute read

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