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What is a Stand-up?

A stand-up is a short meeting (normally held with everyone literally standing up so that it doesn't take too long).

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Some background information on Stand-ups

Stand-ups were originally devised for open plan workplaces as part of 'Agile' or 'Sprint' based approaches to project and team management.

During the pivot online that took place when much of the world was locked down, many stand-ups were conducted exclusively online. Long meetings, online or face-to-face, are draining and don't necessarily lead to the most effective communication.

Arguably, stand-ups work best when we meet online. Meeting online for as stand-up can be done from anywhere you can get access to WiFi or 4G/5G. This means it can happen quickly and without the need to travel.

The ability to use quasi-social work communication technologies such as Slack, MS Teams, Miro, Discord, and other forms of VoIP is akin to a viral funnel, a flattened network of information that moves back and forth between members of a team rather than from the top down (then back up again). In a Basho, you can choose to make this info flow non-hierachical, or leaderless, by regularly making decisions in stand-ups. If you consider information in your basho to be akin to a viral funnel, then the hierarchal cascade of the committee meeting (a conventional funnel) becomes a redundant and unhelpful ritual. For more detailed info please follow this link: (link)

Hosting a Stand-up

An online stand-up shouldn't disrupt anyone's flow too much. It's a quick way of checking in and having a dialogue rather than the lengthy one-way information 'cascade' of a committee meeting.

Stand-up 'Rules'

Here are a few stand-up rules to keep in mind: