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Why the best meetings are 15 minutes long

Meetings, meetings, meetings. They drag on for hours, accomplish little, and take away from your work day. Department meetings, review meetings, weekly meetings, planning meetings, team meetings, project meetings… you are falling asleep already. There’s certainly a case to be made for reducing the number of meetings, but there’s one meeting to consider adding in.

The Daily Stand-Up Meeting

This type of meeting brings a lot of benefits in a very short amount of time. A stand-up meeting is common practice in software development – but there’s no need to limit it to one industry. These types of meetings keep everyone on a team up to date, aware of potential problems or issues they can assist with before they get out of control. These meetings can be held daily, and should last no longer than 15 minutes.

They are called ‘stand-up’ meetings, because everyone should be standing – this helps to keep the meeting short, as well as get people out of their chairs. See, there are even health benefits!

The format of a stand-up meeting is simple: everyone takes their turn to answer three questions.

  1. What did I work on yesterday (or since the last stand-up)?
  2. What am I working on today?
  3. What problems am I facing?

In short, a status update. In this way, managers are kept up to date, fellow team members are aware of what their coworkers are doing, and people are held accountable for the tasks they are doing. If people can’t complete their work due to an issue, others may be able to step in and help solve the problem (after the meeting). Being aware of issues when they come up means they are likely to be resolved sooner, rather than stagnating.

To keep these meetings focused, eliminate any side conversations, and hold off any discussion that doesn’t pertain to everyone until after the meeting is over.

For small companies, everyone can be involved in these types of meetings, but as an organization grows in size, it may be wise to keep it to department, or even project team level only – any more than 15 people and even the fastest meetings will be time consuming.

HireGround has been using stand-up meetings for many years, and we find it a perfect amount of time to connect the ‘business’ and ‘development’ side of the office, keep tasks moving forward, and help identify and solve problems.

With these 15 minute meetings, there is less time spent during the day trying to track down an answer to a question, and a greater understanding of how current projects are progressing without the need for more formal meetings.

I encourage you to give them a try!

New Business and Management Jobs!

 

 

New Job!  Dispatcher Parkland Fuel Corporation Dawson Creek British Columbia, CA
New Job!  Supply Management Professional – Horizon Oil Sands Canadian Natural Resources Limited Calgary, Edmonton Or Fort Mcmurray Alberta, CA
New Job!  Safety / Emergency Response Administrator – #2012-C072 Canadian Natural Resources Limited Calgary Alberta, CA
New Job!  Receptionist – Edmonton, AB CCS Corporation N/S  , CA
New Job!  Administrative Assistant (#2011-C389) Canadian Natural Resources Limited Calgary Alberta, CA
New Job!  Supply Management Analyst – Horizon Oil Sands Major Projects Canadian Natural Resources Limited Calgary Alberta, CA
New Job!   Administrative Support HireGround Software Solutions Calgary Alberta, CA
New Job!  Supervisor, Operations Parkland Fuel Corporation Dawson Creek British Columbia, CA
New Job!  Branch Support Parkland Fuel Corporation Peace River Alberta, CA
New Job!  Warehouse Technician – Horizon Oil Sands Canadian Natural Resources Limited Fort Mcmurray Alberta, CA
New Job!  Document Administrator (11-186) Canadian Natural Resources Limited Calgary Alberta, CA
New Job!  Supervisor, Operations Parkland Fuel Corporation Sudbury Ontario, CA
New Job!  Document Control Technician – Edmonton, AB CCS Corporation N/S  , CA
New Job!  Technical Trainer / Support Representative – Calgary Gas Drive Calgary Alberta, CA
New Job!  Service Manager – Greater Toronto Area Gas Drive Toronto Ontario, CA
New Job!  Plant Administrative Assistant – Alexander, North Dakota CCS Corporation N/S  , US
New Job!  Dispatcher Parkland Fuel Corporation Grande Prairie Alberta, CA
New Job!  Disposal Manager Ledcor Group Edmonton Alberta, CA
New Job!  Document Controls Coordinator Ledcor Group Nisku Alberta, CA
New Job!  Business Development Manager Ledcor Group San Diego California, US
New Job!  Branch Manager – Whitecourt / Edson Gas Drive Edson Alberta, CA
New Job!  Maintenance Contracts Supervisor – Calgary Head Office, SE Gas Drive Calgary Alberta, CA
New Job!  Administrative Assistant – Edmonton Ledcor Group Edmonton Alberta, CA
New Job!  Business Process Specialist Ledcor Group Vancouver British Columbia, CA
Part-time Administrator – Lloydminster, SK CCS Corporation N/S  , CA
Assistant Base Administrator Trican Well Service Grande Prairie Alberta, CA
Senior Contracts Specialists Rider Hunt International Calgary Alberta, CA
Contracts Adminstrators Rider Hunt International Calgary Alberta, CA
Summer Student – Building – Victoria Ledcor Group Victoria British Columbia, CA
Procurement Manager JV Driver Projects Nisku Alberta, CA
Inventory Control Analyst – Horizon Oil Sands Canadian Natural Resources Limited Calgary, Edmonton Or Fort Mcmurray Alberta, CA

Jobs! The Monday List October 17 2011

October 17 2011

 

  Quality Assurance/Quality Control Lead Christina Lake Alberta, CA
  Well Asset Technician/Technologist- Non Operated Calgary Alberta, CA
  Logistics Team Lead – Calgary, AB Calgary Alberta, CA
  Pipeline Engineer Calgary Alberta, CA
  Software Developer – Java/J2EE Toronto Ontario, CA
  CAD AVL Technical Specialist Toronto Ontario, CA
  Material Controls Coordinator Fort Nelson British Columbia, CA
  Employment Tax Advisor – Calgary, AB Canada Calgary Alberta, CA
  Production Engineer- Drumheller Drumheller Alberta, CA
  Pipeline Engineer – Contract Calgary Alberta, CA
  Emergency Response Coordinator – Edmonton, AB Canada
  Project Manager- CAD Toronto Ontario, CA
  Lead Service Technician –Gas Drive–Rock Springs, WY Rock Springs Wyoming, US
  Microsoft Server Specialist Toronto Ontario, CA
   Project Manager Fort Nelson British Columbia, CA
  Equipment Operators – Kitimat BC Kitimat British Columbia, CA
  Project Controls Coordinator Fort Nelson British Columbia, CA
  Sales Coordinator –Gas Drive–Calgary Head Office Calgary Alberta, CA
  HR Account Manager – Fort McMurray AND Calgary, AB Calgary & Fort Mcmurray Alberta, CA
  IT Contracts and Procurement Lead Calgary Alberta, CA
  Production/Completions Engineer Calgary Alberta, CA
  Project Engineering Coordinator Calgary Alberta, CA
  Product Influencer – GE Gas Engines – Calgary Head Office Calgary Alberta, CA
  Intermediate Accountant – Calgary, AB Canada
  Security Dispatcher – Horizon Oil Sands Calgary, Edmonton Or Fort Mcmurray Alberta, CA
  Administrative Assistant Red Deer Alberta, CA
  Regional Safety Coordinator – Edmonton, AB Canada
  Technology Development Assistant – Horizon Oil Sands Fort Mcmurray Alberta, CA
  Team Lead – Emergency Services – Horizon Oil Sands Calgary, Edmonton Or Fort Mcmurray Alberta, CA
  Driller – Edmonton, AB Canada
  Applications Programmer Toronto Ontario, CA

Jobs! The Monday List: October 3 2011

New Job!  Project Cost Control Engineer/Specialist Calgary Alberta, CA
New Job!  Intermediate Production Accountant N/S  , CA
New Job!  J/Partsperson Tumbler Ridge – Facility D53 British Columbia, CA
New Job!  Reservoir Engineer Calgary Alberta, CA
New Job!  Supply Management Lead – Horizon Oil Sands Calgary, Edmonton Or Fort Mcmurray Alberta, CA
New Job!  Surface Land Field Administrator (Contract Position) (#2011-C338) Medicine Hat Alberta, CA
New Job!  Industrial Relations Analyst Edmonton Alberta, CA
New Job!  J/Chargehand Partsperson Castlegar – Facility D82 British Columbia, CA
New Job!  J/A Mechanic Grande Prairie – Branch 36 Alberta, CA
New Job!  Apprentice Parts 1st Year Lloydminster – Branch 18 Alberta, CA
New Job!  Administrative Assistant for COMS Calgary Alberta, CA
New Job!  Supply Management Professional – Horizon Oil Sands Calgary, Edmonton Or Fort Mcmurray Alberta, CA
New Job!  Marketing Manager – Houston, Texas N/S  , US
New Job!  Pressure Vessel Designer – Retrofit and Rentals – Calgary Calgary Alberta, CA
New Job!  Equipment Administrator Fort Mcmurray Alberta, CA
New Job!  Equipment Coordinator Fort Mcmurray Alberta, CA
New Job!  Permit, Licensing, and National Safety Code Coordinator Edmonton Alberta, CA
New Job!  Project Manager – Wireless Calgary Alberta, CA
New Job!  Sales Representative – Edmonton, AB N/S  , CA
New Job!  J/Welder Cranbrook – Facility D81 British Columbia, CA
New Job!  Administrative Assistant Edmonton – Head Office Annex Alberta, CA
New Job!  J/A Mechanic Calgary – Branch 64 Alberta, CA
New Job!  Engineering Specialist (11-339) Calgary Alberta, CA
New Job!  Payroll Coordinator – Williston, North Dakota N/S  , US
New Job!  Development Engineer Calgary Alberta, CA
New Job!  Treasury Analyst Calgary Alberta, CA
New Job!  Administrative Assistant – Accounting Edmonton Alberta, CA
New Job!  Staff Accountant – Williston, North Dakota N/S  , US
New Job!  Manager, Maintenance and Reliability Calgary Alberta, CA
New Job!  Foreman (Shift), Senior Chetwynd British Columbia, CA
New Job!  HR Information Systems Administrator – Calgary SE Calgary Alberta, CA

 

 

 

 

Jobs! Accounting and Finance

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September 26

 

Sep 26, 2011 New Job!  Assistant Controller Calgary Alberta, CA
Sep 26, 2011 New Job!  Manager, Financialsand Planning Implementation N/S  , CA
Sep 26, 2011 New Job!  Payroll Administrator Oakville Ontario, CA
Sep 22, 2011 New Job!  Accounts Payable Administrator N/S  , CA
Sep 22, 2011 New Job!  Assistant Controller – Edmonton, AB N/S  , CA
Sep 22, 2011 New Job!  Accounting Clerk – Tumbler Ridge Tumbler Ridge British Columbia, CA
Sep 21, 2011 New Job!  Accounts Payable Administrative Assistant – Calgary, AB N/S  , CA
Sep 21, 2011 New Job!  Project Cost Coordinator – Edmonton, AB N/S  , CA
Sep 21, 2011 New Job!  Assistant Business Unit Controller- North Dakota N/S  , US
Sep 20, 2011 New Job!   Accounts Payable Administrator Drayton Valley Alberta, CA
Sep 19, 2011 New Job!  Intermediate Capital Business Analyst N/S  , CA
Sep 19, 2011 New Job!  Marketing Co-op Student Calgary Alberta, CA
Sep 16, 2011 New Job!  Junior Accountant – Fort McMurray, AB N/S  , CA
Sep 16, 2011 New Job!  Junior Accountant – Edmonton, AB N/S  , CA
Sep 15, 2011 New Job!  Operations Accountant – (#2011-C322) Calgary Alberta, CA

 

 

Jobs! The Monday List: September 26 2011

The Monday List of Jobs on HGCareers.com!

Jobs! The Monday List: September 26 2011

New Job!  Sales Coordinator Yellowknife Office – Branch 38 Northwest Territories, CA
New Job!  Surface Land Administrator – Contract Calgary Alberta, CA
New Job!  Wireless Technician – Senior Calgary Alberta, CA
New Job!  J/Leadhand Mechanic Kamloops – Facility D67 British Columbia, CA
New Job!  Payroll Administrator Oakville Ontario, CA
New Job!  Manager, Financialsand Planning Implementation N/S  , CA
New Job!  Field Operations Supervisor – Telecom Toronto Ontario, CA
New Job!  Trades Recruitment Coordinator (Duplicate) Edmonton Alberta, CA
New Job!  Apprentice Mechanic 2nd Year Grande Prairie – Branch 70 Alberta, CA
New Job!  General Line Equipment Sales Rep Grande Prairie – Branch 36 Alberta, CA
New Job!  Project Engineer Nisku Alberta, CA
New Job!  NDT Assistant Tinley Park Illinois, CA
New Job!  Chief Mining Engineer Cooks Brook, Nova Scotia, Greater Halifax Area Nova Scotia, CA
New Job!  Assistant Controller Athabaskan Resource Company
New Job!  Dispatcher Chetwynd British Columbia, CA
New Job!  Field Operations Manager – Telecom Toronto Ontario, CA
New Job!  Field Operations Technicians – Telecom Toronto Ontario, CA
New Job!  Junior Project Coordinator, Civil/Mining – Tumbler Ridge Tumbler Ridge BC – Tumbler Ridge, CA
New Job!  J/A Mechanic – Truck Shop Peace River – Branch 37 Alberta, CA
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New Job!  Survey Assistant Fort Mcmurray Alberta, CA
New Job!  J/Mechanic Surrey – Facility D70 British Columbia, CA
New Job!  Safety Coordinator Red Deer – Branch 85 Alberta, CA
New Job!  Service Supervisor Fort Mcmurray – Branch 22 (kearl Project) Alberta, CA
New Job!  Environmental Monitoring and Stewardship Advisor Christina Lake Alberta, CA
New Job!  Sales Coordinator Sparwood – Facility D83 British Columbia, CA
New Job!  Boom Truck/Crane Operator | DFI Grande Cache Alberta, CA
New Job!  Cost Estimator – Horizon Oil Sands Major Projects Calgary Alberta, CA
New Job!  Sales Coordinator Edmonton – Branch 90 Alberta, CA
New Job!  Insurance Account Manager Representative Surrey – Facility D70 British Columbia, CA
New Job!  Service Administration Assistant Fort Mcmurray – Branch 40 (mildred Lake) Alberta, CA