The Field Guide to Leading Teams

18/26Don’t kill your daily standup.

Even though we build the best daily check-in software on the planet we’re not recommending you kill your daily standup meeting. Quite the opposite, really: the mission here is that you actually begin to enjoy your regular standup meeting together.

In-person or video meeting time with your team is precious and valuable. Use it for meaningful human-to-human communication, not to move items on a kanban or scrum board. When you use an async check-in tool like Status Hero you can handle the daily sundries async and what really matters in the meeting like hearing about blockers, resolving misunderstandings, and building relationships.

Best Practices

  • Status Hero captures and records completed tasks so instead use the time to focus on meaningful interactions rather than rote data collection.
  • Team members have more respect for a meeting when they feel like it's a good use of their time.
  • Meeting fatigue is real, especially in today's remote work environments. Everyone appreciates it when the actual meeting time is considered precious and used wisely.