Do daily stand-up meetings actually work?

Daily stand-ups or scrums, sprints, stories, epics etc. are concepts from "agile" development methodology primarily used in technology teams.

In recent times, managers in other departments like HR, Communications etc. have adopted the agile concept of daily stand-up meetings. However, being new to this concept, managers and the team often tends to discuss "everything under the roof" during a daily stand-up meeting.

Daily stand-ups have a specific objective and should be highly focused. They are most effective when the focused on either

a) what the team members worked yesterday? or

b) what the team members will work on today?

These meetings are bound to waste time, when recognition, motivation, engagement and such other things are packed into these meetings.

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