We often waste an unnecessary amount of time and energy in meetings, but what to think of the constant bombardment of e-mails and other messages? The smartphone has taken up such a central role in our lives that we can barely be without it anymore. But while they allow us to make calls and communicate…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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Preparation is everything, especially with meetings. Nothing can spoil the mood as much as a badly prepared meeting. So what are the pro-tips for a killer preparation? 1. Define the Purpose and Objective The most overlooked aspect of meetings is the purpose and objective of the meeting. The purpose is about what the meeting will…Details
Do you feel that little has changed since the introduction of Agile? That it is primarily a show for the stage? That there is more to be gained? Then you can probably take a big step forward by making the meetings within your organization Lean and Agile. About Lean and Agile Lean is a way…Details
Do you want to take the lead in New Meeting Technologies in your organization? Are you looking for a training that helps you master the most innovative meeting techniques in one go? Then we have something new for you. Starting in April, Yabbu and the De Kantooropleider (LSSO) offer an innovative Academy Training Effective Meetings…Details
Our journey to radically change the current stale meeting culture started with our search for the principles of effective meetings. We first formulated a new philosophy as the basis of all necessary change. Then we developed the app to make it really easy to bring this philosophy into practice. We also developed a simple hands-on…Details
Are you working in a team? Are you sure? Really? You might not be aware of it, but sometimes a team is not a team at all, it’s just a group. Kevan Hall introduced the difference between so called Spaghetti Teams and Star Groups in his brilliant book Speed Lead. Knowing the difference will help…Details
The step to paperless meetings was a useful first step in the digital transformation of municipalities. This transformation holds the promise that digitization will make work simpler and easier, but with the introduction of paperless meetings that promise has not yet been fulfilled. Issues are often on the agenda out of habit. If we want…Details
A lot can be gained by approaching the meeting as a process. In a previous blog we showed how that works. In another blog we went into more detail about how you can save a lot of time and energy with status meetings. This leads to a better focus and employees enjoying their work. This…Details
In our previous blog we explained how you can fundamentally improve your meetings. Maybe you’ve already started implementing some of it. Usually, however, new insights into how something can be improved alone aren’t enough. Odds are that you have the feeling that there is something in your way. We often hear things like “There are…Details
It’s easy to think we’re doing a great job when we organize a video conference, because it saves on travel time and expense. That’s a misconception. Often we’re still wasting time by poor execution. It always takes a while for humans to learn how to use new technologies wisely. For example, we still have a…Details