November 16, 2022

Are We Running Out Of Time or Just Wasting It

A survey showed that 47% of employees complained about meetings wasting their time at work (BOOQED). At Tamatem, we are always looking for ways to optimize our time for increased efficiency and productivity! If you haven’t heard of the latest meeting hack, let us tell you all about it!

How many times have you caught yourself daydreaming in a long and dreadful meeting? For some reason the longer you sit in them the slower the time moves. Well, since you can’t really control that one guy that goes off on a 20-minute tangent and you begin to wonder whether it’s all even worth it. We discovered a hack that will keep you energized and engaged! Stand-up meetings!

It’s simple, stand-up meetings are the same as regular meetings, except you can’t really sit in them which automatically reduces their life span. A moderator leads the meeting, highlighting what will be covered and members then move on to sharing updates based on their importance and urgency. 

The process of publishing mobile games requires constant synergy and alignment between different departments at Tamatem Games! Once we onboard a game from a new developer, the game goes through different stages (departments) before its official launch in the market, so teams are regularly in contact with each other to make sure that the game is being carefully handled and properly launched into the Arabic-speaking market. Based on that and to keep things moving, we adopted standup meetings twice a week!

The focus of each meeting is to keep everyone on their feet while staying on topic with a time limit that doesn’t exceed 15 minutes! Every team member shares the highs and lows of their week, as well as what they hope to accomplish for the upcoming week with the moderator overseeing the conversation! 

After adopting this method and getting feedback, we found that most team members actually prefer 15-minute standup update meetings and considered them to be much more useful and efficient in the long run! Try it out! You might end up saving yourself the time you didn’t know was wasted! 

Author: Shaden Al Haj Mohammad

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