Listen: Eric Olsen, Software Developer, Chesapeake discussed on Journey to $100 Million
"Going back to my roots. As a software developer. We had a concept called the stand up meeting. So the stand up meeting is where you literally stand up out of your chairs, and you go around and you say effectively what you did yesterday. What you're planning on doing today and any issues that you have now overtime and with different methodologies this process has morphed for us. And I think even for the software industry and other industries, there's different names for it. Now, we call it the morning huddle. We are no longer a software company. We are a digital marketing agency and digital marketing only. So the term stand up meeting didn't really pertain we call it a huddle, which is more of entrepreneurial kind of term the term itself. Doesn't matter. The key thing here. Or is that we have a meeting every single morning so Monday through Friday at nine seventeen and we started on the dot we all get together. And we talk about what's going on. Now, it's a very quick meeting. We do still stand up even though we don't call it a stand up meeting. So we stand up and we go around the room, and we say real briefly. And I mean like two to three things what you did yesterday. What you plan on doing today any issues that you have an a win from yesterday. The wind can be professional or he'll be personal this up to you a lot of times, it's professional. But sometimes it's personal if it's on a Monday a lot of times, the winds are personal wins. Some that something cool that happened over the weekend. We do that because we want to energize people we want to celebrate and share wins. We do the other part as far as what happened yesterday. And what's happening today to coordinate? This is a great tool for us and ever since we started doing it. We've been doing it. Religiously every single day we very very rarely miss a day. Now, sometimes a lot of people are off on a given day. And there's only like two people we try to still do this huddles. But other times we just do it over slack, which is our chat tool that we use internally. But there's nothing beats an in person meeting, and for our remote folks that aren't in officer and Chesapeake they dial in I should say dial, and they join by video conference and we've got four or five people now that join in v via video conference, and they participate just like anyone else. We just go around the room. So it's a great tool for coordinating. It's a great tool for getting on the same page. It's a great tool for talking to people on a daily basis. It's one of the things that it was super highly recommended to. Me by other entrepreneurs. And I'll really encouraged to do it. I did get some pushback from previous employees who are no longer with us where they just didn't wanna share, and it wasn't a fit and eventually those people kind of weeded themselves out. And now the folks that we have here they all get the value of the daily huddle. So every morning nine seventeen on the dot we start. I would encourage you to start doing something like this as well. Maybe do it just once a week if you don't do any and then try to ramp up as quickly as possible to every single day. It will help you grow your business."