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Refreshing the Daily Scrum / Team Sync - Part 2 - Music Edition

Stale questions, stale answers 🥱

This is part 2 of a series around energising those daily meetings. Check out the others in the series for more inspiration

Time for some music themed questions

Have you noticed any of the following during your daily meetings?

- Disengagement - People seem to be there just to provide their update without being interested in the progress others share

- The same answers coming up, over and over. People seem to be stuck working on the same things, progress is stalling

- It feels like a status report rather than a collaboration session aimed at maximising the chance of the team achieving its goals

Then try some of these musical alternatives to refresh your dailies.

Choose your songs, play the music and have people share.

🎵 Time after time - Cyndi Lauper - What do I keep getting stuck with time after time? Where could I be helped to progress?

🎵 Come Together - The Beatles - What could we finish today if we pulled together as a team?

🎵 You've got a friend in me - Randy Newman - Let's pair on something, who needs an extra pair of eyes on their work?

🎵 Use Somebody - Kings of Leon - You know that I could use somebody.. Where do I need some help?

🎵 Edge of Glory - Lady Gaga - Where are we on the edge of glory? What could we get over the line if we worked together?

🎵 We are the champions! - Queen - Where do we feel like champions? What successes do I want to share?

🎵 All I do is win - DJ Khaled - Where are we winning right now? What have we achieved since we last spoke?

🎵 Happy - Pharrell Williams - What am I happy about today? What progress are we making towards our goal as a team?

🎵 Livin on a prayer - Jon Bonjovi - Where are we livin on a prayer? How could we pivot to improve our chances?

🎵 Lean on me - Bill Withers - What capacity do I have to help the team today? Where can I be leaned on?

🎵 Help - The Beatles - I need somebody! Where can I be helped today?

🎵 Relight my fire - Take That - What would motivate us today? What would help us achieve our goal?

🎵 Breathe - Prodigy - Where am I breathing the pressure? Where do I need a bit of breathing space today?

Eye of the Tiger - Survivor - Where do we need to rise up to the challenge? What could we complete if we showed the eye of the tiger?

Can't get you out of my head - Kyle Minogue - What shouldn't we stop thinking about? What should be our biggest priority right now?

I'm personally a fan of mixing up the standup questions every month.

What musical themed questions could you ask to mix up your daily meetings?


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