The secret to preventing unnecessary meetings lies in the written word. It doesn’t matter if you have an office or video meeting, every time you plan for a meeting you need to sit down and write. Write down the purpose of the meeting, write down the agenda, write down the planning, and write down per…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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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
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
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
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