How ‘Stand-ups’ Can Boost Your Productivity

virtual office spaceA recent article, How to Turbocharge Your Productivity in Only 4 Minutes a Day by Leslie Ye tells that with a simple two-minute exercise called a stand-up, twice a day, you’ll be more productive and organized.

How? Let’s discuss.

What’s a Stand-up?

Generally, stand-up means meeting with team members standing up. A stand-up with six or seven people shouldn’t exceed fifteen minutes. This is aimed to keep meetings as brief and concise as possible.

How to Use Stand-ups in Sales

Holding a to-do list in your brain is draining, and becomes even more difficult when you’re constantly adding and completing tasks. Implementing a twice-daily standup will help you concentrate on today and tomorrow’s tasks only, you’re able to cut through the clutter and concentrate only on what matters to you right now.

The Morning Stand-up

It helps you determine what to focus for today. Use the following questions to guide your stand-up:

  • What sales meetings do you have scheduled tomorrow that you need to prep for or confirm today?
  • Are there tedious tasks from yesterday that still need to be completed?
  • What do you need to do today?

What to prioritize is up to you as long as you don’t add to your plate within the day unless there’s an immediate need.

The Afternoon Stand-up

In sales realm, a call or prospect can change the direction of your entire day. The afternoon stand up helps you refocus after interference derails your plan.

Here are your guide questions respectively.

  • What on your list needs to be done today?
  • What’s left that can be pushed to tomorrow?
  • Or, if you’re done with your list — what should you pull from tomorrow to today?

Your main concern is to complete what has to be done for today.


Practicing stand up  twice daily prevents you from cramming and gives you a better disposition all day long. A good working atmosphere with complete array of technology helps you become more productive. YourOffice offers you a wide choice of office and workspace solutions: flexible office space, team office space and virtual office packages. You’ll have access to a complete array of office support and concierge services as well as state-of-the-art business technology.

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