Importance of a Daily Huddle

The daily huddle for myself has always been a debatable topic even when it was being implemented on the production site. But recently, I have been convinced of it’s importance. This article briefly discusses the advantage of using a daily huddle to improve communication on the work floor.

What is a daily huddle?

According to this definition a morning huddle (also known as daily stand-up or daily scrum) is probably the single most effective meeting that you can have with your team. The goal is to make everyone aware of what is going to happen on that day.

Why is it important?

Many times if you ask people on the shop floor what the plan is for today or what order they are working on and how far they are in the production, no-one is able to provide a clear and correct answer. These type of answers should signal concern especially when all departments must work together to deliver to the customer on time and error free.

To aid this, a short meeting called a daily huddle lasting not longer than 15 mins should put many people in the organisation on the same page. It must be limited to daily tasks and a session to discuss any blockers that may occur during the day.

Performing this meeting daily creates a rhythm in the organisation and will eventually become a habit.

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