Daily Prep

Simple ritual for productivity break-through

Ayanza Daily Prep is a daily routine of writing a simple document that contains your yesterday’s victories and best intentions for today.

How could a ritual of asynchronous daily preparation benefit your team?

INDIVIDUAL

Collect your own thoughts. Focus on what matters

  • Better focus on priorities and contribute where it matters the most.

  • Plan your day better.

  • Get your self-expression to the next level.

TEAM

Explore daily memos of your co-workers

  • transparency → better understanding of each others priorities, more respect for other people work, less conflicts, less blame, higher motivation

  • constructive discussion → when we identify mismatch in priorities early on and a real chance to save the day

  • momentum → positive sentiment is contagious: wow, if they achieved this I’m gonna contribute with that

  • joy & human touch → personal photos (success), thematic cover images (mood), memes make it fun and engaging, makes space for sell-expression

  • bottom line - read it and you’ll know what’s up, when you know what’s up, you usually what to do. write it with others and you influence with the least effort you ever needed to make

  • history - rewind time and see how your team evolves, how people change and grow

How does it work?

  1. Start your day by opening a mobile app and filling in your daily standup - think of it as a daily meditation routine

  2. Have a quick look on what others already shared with you.

  3. Engage - like, comment where it makes sense and choose your way.

Sometimes it’s the best to call or meet in person. It’s always more about the people and interactions that about the process or tools.

🙋 Frequently Asked Questions & Answers

What if my role requires frequent changes and I can’t stick to a plan I write in a morning?

This depends on your company culture. From our perspective it’s great to have a plan and be open to changes. When you see that even the best of us often complete different things that they intended in the morning, it makes you worry less about unexpected changes.

What if I don’t know what to do every morning?

What if you would admit it and see who offers a guidance first? Or if you know who it could be, you may want to proactively schedule a meeting with them.

How do I know that I choose the right things every morning?

Maybe your colleagues can provide the most relevant feedback. And practices of weekly planning / setting objectives or having a vision and strategy in place are very useful to make it more straightforward.

Start the Daily Prep