Our team meets everyday at standup to discuss about the updates from yesterday and plan the day. However, we have a problem that the standup which is scheduled for 30 mins almost always extends to 2 hours and it is scheduled at the most productive time of the day, which leaves less time to finish up actual task.
Also all our team members are working on something totally different with no real need for immediate collaboration.
My manager believes the meeting is useful because we get to know about each other’s work and if everyone explains their work in fair detail, then overall knowledge base of the team will grow and we can give suggestions to each other.
We brought this topic to his attention and had a discussion on whether we should stop extending the meeting everyday and keep it within scheduled time of 30 mins. His suggestion was that we want everyone to talk in detail but to reduce time taken, people can prepare notes on their updates and share it across team slack before the meeting starts. This way we could only discuss blockers and interesting points in the meeting.
We followed this strategy and spent 15 mins before the meeting to prepare notes. But it turned out that meeting is still getting extended for 2 hours as people are now repeating the same updates and doing some discussions.
This continued for 2 days and then I pointed out in the meeting that this strategy is not working and is having an opposite effect instead. But when I spoke up, it pissed off my manager and now he points me out and says this guy will run the standup from now on. Seeing that manager is pissed off, nobody spoke on my side and everyone else on the team started being neutral towards this meeting getting extended.
I am open for any healthy discussion with him but I’m not sure how to respond when someone is pointing me out instead of discussing on the process. What should I do?