Last month I read The Knowledge Illusion: Why we never think alone, by Steven Sloman and Philip Fernbach, a book about the myth of individual thought and the power of collective wisdom. The book is an inspiring, but also humbling read. The knowledge illusion, also called the Illusion of Explanatory Depth, is the illusion that…Details
The Future of Meetings
Yabbu is designing the future of meetings. It’s a social innovation, and we’ve created a simple tool to implement it properly. We draw upon years of experience and the latest scientific insights in the field to continuously improve our approach.
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It is not surprising that the technological revolution of our time has caused a counter-revolution. Now that everyone seems to be glued to their devices, it has become clear that digital does not always mean that we are more productive. That’s why digital detox is promoted to increase focus. When it comes to meeting culture,…Details
We often get the question how Yabbu relates to Teams. Both tools are for collaboration, and in both Yabbu and Teams you can share messages with other people. For us, however, it feels like comparing an ambulance with a fire truck and then saying that they both take you from A to B. Yabbu is…Details
It is with pride and joy that we can now say that Yabbu has been certified for ISO 27001, the international standard on Information Security. It is an independent, unbiased and frequent measurement of the actual information security state and it shows that an organization complies with business, legal, contractual and regulatory requirements. We handle…Details
Is there a place where there are more meetings than in government? I don’t think so. I’ve been an alderman in the municipality of Weesp, close to Amsterdam, and my working life back then was one long succession of meetings. I wish I had had a tool like Yabbu back then to create some space…Details
April 19th is Management Assistant Day. At Yabbu we love management assistants, because they are the first in an organization to see how useful Yabbu is. And that is not without reason. At Yabbu we see a meeting as a process. Management assistants understand this like no other, because they are the guardians of this…Details
Project teams and operational teams alike waste a lot of time on status meetings. These status meetings are typically used to exchange information in real time about the status quo and about the next steps. That’s a waste of everyone’s time and energy. In a previous blog we discussed two main principles that fundamentally improve…Details
When we talk about optimizing organizational processes, we rarely talk about meetings. Which is a bit strange, since we spend around a quarter of our work time in meetings, on average. Tools and concepts such as lean, agile, scrum and timeboxing are being used more and more frequently to increase productivity on the work floor,…Details
Now that the economy has come to a halt, let’s have a look at what we can learn from the crisis. A growing number of Dutch scientists argue that while COVID-19 is disruptive, it also offers an opportunity to make our society radically more sustainable. In their (Dutch) manifesto, they plead that now – and not…Details
Here’s a question for recruiters and HR professionals. Have you ever asked a candidate for a management position if he or she was any good at holding meetings? Have you ever asked for meeting skills qualifications? Probably not. There is extensive evidence that more than 50% of all meetings are a partial or complete waste…Details