Sometimes people that have been working together in a team for a long period of time tend to start attending stand-ups on autopilot instead of being a laser focused status update for everyone regarding what is going on in the team.

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What can be done to fix this? Try the following…

  • Get a speaking token
  • Start every standup with a joke
  • Introduce a random twist into the standup order every day
  • Change location or time of the standup  now and then

via Stopping People From Switching Off During Standups.