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
How to run daily standup meetings in Slack
- 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
- 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):
- Read replies in your channel to see what everyone is up to.
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.