In this work, all staff working in the host organisation are invited to take part in short, daily, stand-up ‘huddles’ to report information to each other. Workers may come from across teams, departments, and existing staff hierarchies, each holding equal space at the Huddle.
The headings on the Daily Performance Huddle board act as prompts for sharing details of their everyday challenges, successes, problems, goals, mistakes, and changes of routine. The board also includes prompts to share special information, to mark birthdays, holidays and returns to work.
By adapting the existing “Daily Performance Huddle” prompts, we shift the focus away from economics and productivity, towards the contributions of the individuals that allow arts organisations to function. This leads to new conversations between staff, forming and deepening of relationships, and an increased interest in each other as human beings.
Information gathered during the daily huddle is then transcribed on the Daily Performance Huddle board, on show as part of an exhibition or in another public space at the arts organisation.