Participating in huddles at your practice: a simple guide
Huddles are short, focused team meetings to check in, share updates, and connect. They're about improving collaboration and supporting each other's wellbeing.
Here's a guide to help you understand what's planned for the huddles and how you can actively participate, even if you feel you don't have anything specific to add.
The pre-huddle: a continuous process
The "pre-huddle" isn't just a one-time thing; it's a continuous process leading up to the actual huddle. Here's how it works:
- Participation is key: even if you feel you don't have anything significant to add, your participation matters.
- Complete the survey anytime: whether it's just before the huddle, ad hoc, or as part of your daily routine, your input is valuable. Quick and flexible: be brief or detailed. Every response helps the team.
- Capture fresh thoughts: fill out the pre-huddle as issues arise to ensure your insights are current and relevant.
- Helps the team prepare: your continuous feedback allows the huddle to run smoothly and keeps everyone informed.
During the huddle: what to expect
- Quick check-ins: share how you're doing or listen. Every voice counts, even if it's just to say, "i'm fine."
- Updates from leadership: stay informed about what's happening in our practice.
- Open discussions: feel free to ask questions or share insights.
What about frequency and timing?
- Starting slow: huddles will begin slowly, either every week or fortnight, and with your feedback, we'll find the rhythm that works best.
- Short and sweet: huddles are quick – usually 15 minutes or less – so they fit into your day.
Why is my participation important?
- Building a stronger team: your insights and experiences contribute to the team's success.
- Improving well-being: by connecting and supporting each other, we enhance our collective well-being.
Huddles and the continuous pre-huddle process are designed to enhance our collaboration, support each other, and improve our practice's effectiveness. By actively engaging in the pre-huddle and participating in the meetings, even if it's just to say you're fine, you're helping to create a stronger, more resilient team.
Your involvement is key, so embrace this positive change and make the most of your huddles!