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 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
Recently I was at a lecture by David Allen, author of the book Getting Things Done, a worldwide bestseller with more than 2 million copies sold. The lecture was dedicated to his method of clearing your head and thus creating space for getting things done. We are often so busy in our work that we…Details
We’re addicted to communication. There seems to be 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…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
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
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
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
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