There are a few best practices to make the most of this information sharing event at work. We've shared our top tips below:
1.) Use these reports to eliminate information sharing meetings - meetings are great for collaboration, not basic information sharing. If you use the Friday huddle template, you won't need to have a huddle in real-time which can save you thousands of dollars every month.
2.) Roll up responses at employee level - after a few weeks of updates, rollup the responses per employee and see exactly what someone's contributions were over the past few weeks.
3.) Document output, not the inputs - encourage the team to document output vs. activity in these updates. This is a major lesson we learned from the book, High Output Management.
4.) Keep it simple - Don't reinvent the wheel. The more questions you ask, the more likely someone is to not complete the update. Limit the huddle to three questions (max)
5.) Map work to a higher-level goal - how did the day-to-day work contribute to a higher-level purpose, goal, or company strategy? Make sure to document why you are working on a particular task. If you use Friday, you can use #hashtags to help.
6.) Link to the work in 3rd party tools - if you use project management tools, make sure to link to the appropriate activity if someone wants to learn a bit more. We make this easy with our integrations.