Alternative Daily Check-in Format for Startups

Previously I’ve talked about how we do bottom-up daily check-ins. That means each morning we get together for a five minute meeting with everyone standing where each person answers the questions what did you do yesterday, what are you going to do today, and do you have any roadblocks. Well, at the Cameron Herold event earlier this week, he introduced a different format for seven minute daily check-ins:

  1. Share good news
  2. Cover numbers by department
  3. What does it all mean to the company goals and revenue?
  4. Missing systems or opportunities for improvement
  5. Sports team cheer with all hands in

There are pros and cons to each type of daily check-in but the general benefits of daily, quick, in-person communication remain true.

What else? What do you think of this alternative daily check-in format for startups?

One thought on “Alternative Daily Check-in Format for Startups

  1. I’m personally not sold on the idea of a sports cheer with all hands in. In theory I understand the association of the team, but in practice it feels a little silly.

    I’ll let you know how I feel afterwards if the opportunity presents itself 😉

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