Daily Huddle

The Daily Huddle is a structured meeting with the goal of coordinating tasks and communicating information with the project team in a near-term scope. The meeting is usually brief, informal, but frequent – often daily. This technique is used for communicating and for the project team’s everyday meeting process to accomplish workers’ involvement.


The daily huddle is a short, daily meeting to convey information updates, confirm or coordinate daily tasks, and to identify and resolve issues.

Due to the short target durations, meetings are often held as ‘stand-up’ meetings to ensure quick updates. During these meetings, key information such as safety concerns, important deliveries, or last-minute changes can be quickly shared with the team.

Rules for Great Daily Huddle

Rules for Great Daily Huddle

Best Practices

  • Use a dedicated facilitator for an effective and productive meeting.
  • Focus on the How, not the Why. Try to produce solutions-based discussions instead of status-based presentations.
  • Engage everyone who attends.


To effectively conduct the meeting, encourage everyone to attend the daily huddle. Make this activity a daily practice to instill a sense of commitment among all employees. Use ice-breaking strategies by beginning the discussion with good news that brings a positive vibe, or a light topic that allows everyone to have a good laugh. Then you can continue with topics related to safety, project progress, deliveries, inventories etc.


  • Keep it short and solution-oriented.
  • Stick to the agenda.
  • Start on time and end on time.
  • Ask questions that will encourage your employees to be proactive.
  • Make sure participants aren’t interrupting each other.


  • Forget that the details matter.
  • Use daily huddles as a venue to scold employees.
  • Try to use daily huddles for problem-solving, which requires discussion and a thorough review of all options. If problems are brought up, quickly determine a different time and place to dive into those topics further.

Business Drivers

  • Improve the performance and engagement of employees.
  • Improve internal communication among team members to address issues on a regular basis.


  • Keeps the team connected and maintains healthy team dynamics.
  • Streamlines communication to ensure messages are easily understood.
  • Provides an open exchange of thoughts.
  • Reduces interruptions and rework.

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