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In the book “Death by Meeting,” Patrick Lencioni¬† points out that we often take a meeting and bloat it so that it no longer accomplishes the original intent. I’ve heard enough tales about one-hour standups to know that this is relevant here as well.¬† The fix is to recognize, and stay true to, the original purpose and ensure that everything else is attended to in its own time & space.

Use the standup to make a plan for the day

So, what’s the purpose of a standup meeting?

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