Wow, it’s Monday again. Here in the US, Daylight Savings Time has just started. It’s a gray and dreary day in Texas, one in a long string of wet days. Sounds like a recipe for not getting much done, doesn’t it?
Well, not for your friends at Hermit Haus! Every weekday we have a morning huddle at 8 am, in which we go over what we did the day (or days) before, and what we are working on for the day. Naturally, today was no exception.
You’d never know it was a dreary Monday, judging from our reports. We each had something we were excited about accomplishing, as well as something we were eager to get working on today. The enthusiasm is contagious, too, and our encouragement of each other really helps keep our motivation high.
If you have a team, consider including this daily check-in as part of your routine. There are lots of benefits, including these I came up with off the top of my head:
- No one can work in a vacuum on projects that aren’t a priority for the rest of the team.
- Team members who are stuck can get input and help from others.
- Everyone can know what to expect next (for example, I know two other team members are working on blog posts!)
- Any task that may have slipped someone’s mind can be brought up, so it will get taken care of quickly. Waiting until a weekly meeting could lead to lots of delays.
- There’s less need to call individual team members during the day to ask questions—saving everyone time, as well as keeping everyone updated.
We even now have a catch-phrase to end our meetings and send us off on our way: Kick today’s butt!
(That came from a birthday card Anita found. In our other blog post for today, Lee explains more about how this came up!)
Here’s hoping your day’s rear end gets appropriately kicked, and that you accomplish lots toward meeting your goals this week. If we can help, give us a call at 512-807-8777.