In the Harvard Business Review's Guide to Making Every Meeting Matter, one contributor describes a unique process for their daily standup:
"To keep impromptu meetings short, I instituted Dance Meetings. By playing some funk [music] at low levels through my computer speakers, I’d encourage my colleagues to dance. We’d dance for the duration of the song as we discussed their projects, challenges, personal troubles, and so on. The benefits were immediately clear:
• Meetings were kept to about five minutes— maximum, 10, for an extended James Brown tune.
• Self-conscious people were intimidated and didn’t drop in as often.
• The dancing immediately put us in a good mood—so much so that even people with major complaints always left my office with a smile. • It was a lovely, surreal bonding moment that boosted morale within my team.
This isn’t the sort of extreme method that will work in every office, of course, but it sure worked at my casual-yet-hectic workplace. And it certainly made for quick and effective meetings."
Our company currently facilitates a number of software development Scrum teams, which have been effective for a number of years (well past the forming / storming / norming stages). We're planning on expanding these teams in the near future, but we think it's a natural time for some team evolution. Does this sound like a feasible route to explore, or will it simply put our employees too far out of their comfort zones?