Better visibility, less time spent in meetings.

Friday can help you spend less time in meetings, so you have more time to do meaningful work. Read more to see how this is possible.

How we help you spend less time in meetings.

According to Andy Grove, the former CEO of Intel and author of high-output management, there are two types of meetings:

  • Process-oriented (regularly occurring; like weekly staff meetings, 1-1s, & daily standups. These meetings exist to share information and keep everyone on the same page)
  • Mission-oriented (ad-hoc meetings scheduled that tend to be highly collaborative and are centered around a specific output or decision)


If we look at those two groups above, it's pretty obvious what type of meetings people dislike. You know, the meetings that drag on-and-on, where you wonder why it couldn't be covered in an email or document.

It's our belief at Friday that process-oriented meetings are highly inefficient, especially when they primarily consist of information sharing vs. collaborating as a group.

Information sharing is extremely important, but this can be done asynchronously instead. Everyone should walk into the meeting with a bedrock of context that helps improve the efficiency of the time spent together.

Friday can help you spend less time in meetings by capturing the important information and sharing it before the meeting happens.

Specifically:

  • Our weekly check-in can help your team understand what's going on and help you spend less time in staff meetings.
  • The daily standup campaign can help you share what you are working on every day vs. holding an in-person daily scrum.
  • Our 1-1 tool can help you collect an agenda before holding a 1-1 meeting and help you collaborate on action-items afterwards.


In the examples provided above, we can drastically save you time in the meeting as the information is collected beforehand. Additionally, the information provided is higher quality than the information you might collect asking questions on-the-spot in a meeting. It also helps people on the maker's schedule.