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
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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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
In our previous blog we answered the question why organizations put a lot of time and money into improving and optimising various company processes, except for the meeting process. Even though that’s where the decisions are made that determine the pace in which an organization develops itself. Ignoring the meeting thus is a missed opportunity.…Details
We’re addicted to communication. Isn’t there a continuous stream of messages on your smartphone, tablet and laptop? But when is this really useful and when is it a distraction? Is there another way to discuss important and complex topics instead of endlessly calling and sending messages? In a previous blog we gave tips on how…Details
That’s what we stand for. We regularly blog about ways to work smarter. But who are we, anyway? And why do we do what we do? This is still missing on our website. Time for change. That’s why from now on, we’re letting you discover who’s behind Yabbu and which passion gave rise to Yabbu.…Details
How can you successfully work together remotely? We ask Paul Tilanus, Senior Project Manager at TNO, who talks about COBACORE, one of the many international projects he’s managed. Paul explains why he added Yabbu to his toolset. “COBACORE was a European research project which 9 partners in 6 different countries participated in. With such international…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
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
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