Every single morning we hold a huddle: a company-wide meeting at 9:17. It’s an opportunity for everyone to get together and provide an update on what they’ve done recently, what they need help on, etc.
As we’ve grown, we’ve questioned whether or not it still makes sense to have a huddle. We’ve also noticed that after the huddle there’s a lot of meetings that go deeper into the things that have been brought up in the huddle. So does the huddle make sense or is it a waste of everyone’s time?
Erik feels that the majority of the time, information is conveyed in that venue that likely wouldn’t have been conveyed otherwise. There’s also an important aspect of the huddle and that’s the cultural aspect. We all get together at the same time and have a format where we talk about what you’ve got going on that day, any issues that you’re facing, and a win from the day prior. During that time, we get to know each other’s personalities and it is really the only opportunity to do so particularly for the people who work remotely.