We've agreed to a "timeout" convention, where you can make a "T" with your hands (or say "timeout", in an audio conference).
In a stand-up or other meeting, it means "enough detail, let's get back on track".
For a conversation taking place in our work room, it means "would you please end this conversation or take it elsewhere".
By agreeing on a shorthand, the idea is that we can be brief without anyone taking offense at the brevity.
We agreed on following these stand-up conventions
- Everyone reports what they were doing the workday before,
- what they plan on doing next and
what's blocking them.
The facilitator chooses who starts
- Everyone has approx. one minute
- Topics which are up for longer/in-depth discussions are noted and discussed in post-stand-up or in a separate meeting