Run daily stand-ups or check-ins

What’s it handy for?

You can often eliminate a daily morning meeting that tends to take up a good amount of time, when most participants only need 30 seconds to share their status. Instead, try running it in a Slack channel where workers and managers can maintain visibility about everyone’s tasks without taking a half hour out of anyone’s day.

Daily stand-ups are great for:

  • Giving visibility into everyone’s projects
  • Keeping the team abreast of everyone’s tasks
  • Managers and executives wanting to monitor progress on projects
  • Saving time by eliminating an in-person meeting

 

daily standup meeting channel

How to run daily standup meetings in Slack

  1. Pick which channel and an agreed upon time to run weekday standups
    Here are some examples:
    • Running a daily standup in a project channel like #proj-echo
    • Sharing weekly updates in a team channel like #editorial-team
    • Creating a dedicated channel for standups like #on-deck-today
  2. Use a slash command to set a reminder that asks your teammates to share their updates. Try a variation on this this slash command that references everyone in the channel (or try user groups to make a list of specific members you’d like to be alerted):use slash command for reminder
  3. Read replies in your channel to see what everyone is up to.
    replies to stand up meeting agenda

Also worth checking out

There are dedicated apps for conducting stand-up meetings if you’d like more functionality, things like a bot asking each member about their project every morning and posting summaries into channels where your whole team can see.

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