How to time-box with Timeqube

Timeboxing is an approach to task and time management that sets rigid constraints on how long a given activity can take to complete. Timeqube goes a step further enabling timeboxing on a more visual and mindful level. Here’s the 3 most popular scenarios to use Timeqube to time-box business meetings.

Timeqube in action - a typical office meeting

Timeqube in action – a typical office meeting

1

Time-boxing an entire meeting
to improve meeting dynamics

The most widely used time-boxing scenario. In business it is common to meet for 60 or 30 minutes. Timequbes sets itself to 60-minute program by default, so all you have to do is to power it on and then tap to start. Watch how meeting participants stay aware of passing time improving meeting dynamics and productivity. Plus no one will need to look at their watch anymore.

Example: Set Timeqube to 60 minutes, tap and start the meeting

 

2

Time-boxing per topic
to make sure all topics get discussed

Given topics or issues are defined upfront, it is as simple as assigning a time-box to each topic and then discussing it freely within given time frame. With multiple topics on the table, this method ensures everything that needs discussing gets discussed.

Example: Set Timeqube to 15 minutes, tap and start discussing the topic or issue, reset afterwards and move to another

 

3

Doing rounds
so all voices in the room are heard

Rounds are what Google calls democratisation of voices. Let everyone share their mind about a given topic within a short time-box. This ensures all voices in the room are heard while refraining from longer discussions. Great for picking team’s collective brains as well as in consensus based decision-making.

Example: Set Timeqube to 2 minutes, tap and when done speaking, pass it on to the next person, tapping to restart it

 

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