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
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’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
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
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
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
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
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