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am i the only one who can’t stand huddles?

i find that a lot of "daily huddles" (or sometimes even multiple per day) are an absolute waste of time. thankfully, i don't currently have to deal with them but i used to.

am i overreacting here a bit? i fucking hate them.
who else hates daily huddles?
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1nbatopshotfan
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Senior Director, Enterprise Technology
If someone needs to check on their team daily or multiple times a day, they are a nanny not a manager. 
NoSuperhero
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BDR
kinda facts, I mean micromanaging is just a half step away
Fribbles
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Sales doosh
Well, i dont like huddles unless its a scrum call for pertinent projects, at risk projects etc. But "what are you doing this week huddles" are useless
CatMom
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Account Executive
I like huddling 1:1 on slack. But that’s as far as I’ll go with huddles. 
Pachacuti
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They call me Daddy, Sales Daddy
Some people need a daily rah-rah event to be motivated.  Most people don't.  And some sales managers need to hold daily rah-rah events in order to feel like they are being effective managers.
jefe
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Head of Sales
Too much ra-ra bs that usually tries to hide toxicity
NotCreativeEnough
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Professional Day Ruiner
if a manager needs to check in on their team that often then they either hired poorly or have unrealistic expectations of their team
saasbaby
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SDR
Not a fan either, unless I’m learning something useful to do my job better. I feel like most of the time, I’m only sitting in bc others on the team need to hear what’s being said.
NoSuperhero
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BDR
Not a fan, but they tend to be useful. And a lot of times not at all. hahahaha
TennisandSales
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Enterprise Account Executive
100% waste of time. 

When i was an SDR and first in tech we had a team huddle every morning.....it was the worst. 8am and the manager is trying to hype everyone up with stupid shit. 

Then as an AE at a different company we had huddles and the VP would use it as a way to update everyone. i didnt mind this as much but a monday or friday huddle at the most. not every day. 
GreenSide
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Sales manager
I manage a remote sales team and started with one weekly team meeting for 1 hour. The team asked for that to be split so now we do two 30-min meetings a week. The two has helped build some camaraderie so I think it’s been a good move. I don’t think I could handle 3 and make them all meaningful. <br><br>I previously had a 30 min daily standup that was a constant waste of time. What are you working on? How many calls are you committing to today? What’s your commit for this month/quarter? No surprise I left.

Edit: “I previously was on a team that had a 30 min daily standup”. It wasn’t my own daily.
cashmachine
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AE (Account Executive)
do you not think that you could build a team culture without that? what actual value do you extrapolate from those two 30 minute meetings?
GreenSide
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Sales manager
I think it’s built the team culture faster. The team has visibly connected on a personal level more since the change because we see each other more. This has led to them talking to each other more and sharing tribal knowledge. It’s a young team that benefits from that.

If I had a team of enterprise reps, may not be as necessary. I think for my team it was definitely valuable, tangibly and intangibly.
GreenSide
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Sales manager
Genuinely curious though @cashmachine the best ways you’ve seen remote teams successfully build team culture without weekly meetings? Always looking for new ideas
cashmachine
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AE (Account Executive)
weekly isn’t too bad. maybe an in person meetup (fly everyone into office for a week). mostly the daily’s i get annoyed by.
fuzzy
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CMO (Chief Meme Officer)
Sounds like your company is attempting Agile methodology while failing to actually do it. Daily huddles around 15m are very useful to see if anyone is having any issues and cross check the pipeline.
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