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
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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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 way in which an organization has organized decision-making also determines the culture in that organization. So when you change the decision-making process, you also change the culture of that organization. Yabbu is therefore much more than a simple tool for effective meetings. If you start working with Yabbu, it is not only a question…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
It is not surprising that the technological revolution of our time has caused a counter-revolution. Now that everyone seems to be glued to their devices, it has become clear that digital does not always mean that we are more productive. That’s why digital detox is promoted to increase focus. When it comes to meeting culture,…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
It is with pride and joy that we can now say that Yabbu has been certified for ISO 27001, the international standard on Information Security. It is an independent, unbiased and frequent measurement of the actual information security state and it shows that an organization complies with business, legal, contractual and regulatory requirements. We handle…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
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
Do you want to take the lead in New Meeting Technologies in your organization? Are you looking for a training that helps you master the most innovative meeting techniques in one go? Then we have something new for you. Starting in April, Yabbu and the De Kantooropleider (LSSO) offer an innovative Academy Training Effective Meetings…Details