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It's Time To Ditch Meetings: Why Daily Written Status Updates Are The ‘New’ Way Forward

October 7, 2020

Remote Working, Team Management, Workplace Culture

The world is a strange place at the moment, social norms have been turned completely upside down. To put it simply, times are hard for both businesses and teams right now. More than ever, workplaces are having to make some major adjustments in order to cater to both employee safety, and the ‘new’ world of business. How productive we can be in the working day is more important than ever. That is why we believe we need to be as efficient as possible, regardless of where we work from.

The notion of not ‘wasting’ time is nothing revolutionary though. Managers have always been searching for ways to maximise efficiency within their business. Ironically, this ‘searching’ usually consists of sitting for hours on end discussing the matter over a mug of coffee - we’ve all been in these kinds of meetings for meetings sake!

In a recent survey, 65% of senior managers reported that meetings actively stop them from completing their work, whilst 71% said meetings are often inefficient and unproductive. We are all well aware of the issues that come with these lengthy, in-person daily meetings. Enter into the frame Wundamail - the simple team management solution that works directly in your email.

So, what is Wundamail and how can it make a real change in your team?

Wundamail is the simple, yet effective way to get a real grip on team management. Wundamail condenses unnecessary meetings into one daily email update. You have complete control of what is asked in the daily update; it could be a simple email to check what individuals have been doing today, or it could even be used as a platform to get a vast array of detailed opinions or critiques on a new marketing campaign. The possibilities are endless, and completely customisable to whatever you need that day.

Shockingly, in a 2014 study, it was found that in just one large company overall, employees spent in total 300,000 hours a year in weekly committee meetings. Ridiculous right? Statistics like this are exactly why Wundamail is currently helping countless businesses all over the world improve efficiency, and consistently delivers fantastic results. Not only is it time to adapt to this ‘new’ world, but it is also time to simplify, and guess what? Wundamail will help your business do both! We have combined top of the range software with behavioural science to create a product that really can help your team bond, build and improve without wasting precious time in daily meetings.

Okay, so Wundamail saves time, but what about accountability?

Not only are meetings time consuming, but they are also flawed in nature. You ask a question in a meeting, people have to think quickly on the spot before giving an answer - and that’s if they even have one! Meetings are designed for the quick thinking, outlandish extrovert; they’re not always the best environment for introverts, who also have so many insights to offer.

One of the best things about the modern world is the acceptance that people are different, and that this is an overwhelmingly positive thing! After all, if we just had a team of extroverts we’d have loads of personality clashes and a really loud office - definitely not ideal. By using Wundamail, you give workers a daily question that they come to expect, they can carefully consider before responding, that they can refer back to, and you give them a platform to elaborate on their answer! This means that you’re getting higher quality answers from everyone, as opposed to unsustainable, quickfire answers with no substance and no follow-up. By promoting this kind of inclusivity, team morale increases by giving individuals a fair and inclusive stage to showcase their talents! A win-win.

So, what are you waiting for?

Join us and thousands of other teams around the world and let Wundamail help your business thrive!

It’s simple to use and all happens within your teams pre-existing email; just sign up, log in, and operate your teams account directly from our website. Still in two minds? Sign up for a free 14 day trial, no credit card required, no strings attached. Have a look for yourself and have a Wundaful day!

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