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
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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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