Rhythm Blog | Daily Huddle

by Patrick Thean and the Rhythm Team

Daily Huddle: The Most Valuable 10 Minutes of Your Day

Chris Cosper Thu, Aug 3, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

So, how’s your Daily Huddle going? Over time, it’s easy for this habit to begin feeling a little stale, and you might even start wondering if anyone would miss it if you killed it. They would! And they probably don’t even realize it (so don’t bother polling the team to ask). Instead, be the leader and huddle on!

Sometimes the benefits of the Daily Huddle are so subtle they go uncelebrated, but the truth is, the habit of huddling daily with your team might be the most valuable 10 minutes of your day. The next time you feel like it’s an inconvenient interruption or someone tells you they’re too busy to huddle, keep these benefits in mind.

How To Keep Daily Huddles Useful (Infographic)

Alicia Croke Wed, Apr 5, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Recently, my fiance came home very late from a very long shift, and I asked him why it took him so long to get off work. His daily huddle was the answer. At his job, they do huddle when shifts switch, but instead of focusing only on what needs to get done, it turns into a long status meeting. His bosses drone on and on about new hires, process, and things happening on their floor.

The Art of the Daily Huddle: Cascading Huddles

Chris Cosper Thu, Feb 25, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

So, how’s your huddle? I’ve written about huddles before and honestly believe they can be a breakthrough component in building high-performance teams. A ten minute daily meeting with your team can dramatically increase the speed of your execution, improve communication, reduce time spent in all your other meetings, align people and resources, and build relationships.

Daily Huddle With Myself

Chris Cosper Wed, May 20, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

I’m a big fan of the Daily Huddle. I’ve been huddling in different companies and with different teams since 2001, and I’ve never once questioned whether it was the right thing to do. Well, okay, there was one time I questioned it, but that was before I tried it. Read here to see how I got started.

The Right Meeting Rhythm Will Set You Free! (Infographic)

Jessica Wishart Fri, Mar 6, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

It sounds so simple.  But, I was just discussing meeting rhythms with one of my colleagues, and she told me that it took her last company three years to get into a cadence of meetings that actually accelerated their team's progress!  They learned through a lot of trial and error (and probably a lot of wasted time in meetings that were unnecessary and some productive time lost catching up in hallway conversations when a meeting was needed but didn't happen).

Daily Huddle: Everybody Stand-up!

Liz McBride Fri, Jan 2, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

Meetings are “the way things get done” at companies today. We had so many meetings when I was in banking that we no longer used the word “meeting” at all; but, rather: “I have an 8, 9:30, 11, 2, 3:30 and 4.” If I wanted to ask someone a question, I’d place it in an email and follow it up with a meeting request. More often than not, we’d conclude the meeting with the next step of setting up another meeting. I would end my day and come home feeling as though I’d accomplished nothing other than answer a ton of emails, put out some fires, sit in on back-to-back meetings and play calendar jockey in planning out my next triple booked day. Sound familiar?

Keeping Your Team Connected to Your Annual Plan Throughout the Year

Tiffany Chepul Wed, Feb 5, 2014 @ 09:30 AM

Your Annual Plan is complete!  The Main Thing for the year is clear and speaks to the head and heart.  Everyone knows the Annual Key Initiatives.  You've had a kickoff event for the entire Company.  Focus and execution should be a breeze now, right?

Really? Did I Say That? 6 Tips to Communicate Well in Crucial Meetings Leading to Great Execution - Listen Instead of Respond

Patrick Thean Fri, Jun 28, 2013 @ 07:00 AM

We live in a P2P (People To People) world, yet often times it feels like we live in a T2T (Tech To Tech) world or a D2D (Device To Device) world. Yeah - get my device to text your device and set up a chat instead of a meeting. As we depend more and more on our devices, we slowly forget how to communicate when we finally do get into a meeting. Wow! A meeting? Really? You mean like with real people talking instead of us thumb-typing on our devices?

The Daily Huddle: A Key Component in Mastering the Rockefeller Habits

Chris Cosper Wed, May 29, 2013 @ 06:27 PM

“Are you kidding me?  Have a meeting every day!  We already have way too many meetings.  The last thing my team wants to do is add another one..... every day.”  Yep, that was me about 12 years ago when my coach, Dan Weston, suggested we implement the daily huddle in my company.   I was reluctant, but he made me promise to give it a try.  My team was reluctant at first too, but in time, this became one of the most important rhythms in the company.  And, not only did the executive team huddle, but the design team huddled, customer service and sales huddled, the engineers huddled and the front line supervisors huddled.

How to Get "Unstuck"

Jessica Wishart Mon, Mar 25, 2013 @ 09:59 AM

We're coming to the end of the quarter; now's the time when people start to panic about those Reds and Yellows on their Rhythm dashboard.  You're running out of time to make critical adjustments to meet your goals by the end of the quarter.