I work in a service centre of about 30-40 people (essentially developers) who work together in smaller teams. Most of these teams have their own "normal" stand-up meeting in the morning : everyone speaks about what they did yesterday, what they are going to do and the problems they encountered.
Every day at 2pm (after lunch break), we all gather in the large open plan office for a second, bigger stand-up meeting. The main goal of this one is to make announcements and talk about important matters. However there is rarely anything to say and we usually end up staring at one another for one minute in an awkward silence before returning to our desks.
Some people don't even bother to stand up and continue whatever they were doing as if nothing was happening. Everyone agrees that this meeting is kind of useless - if you ask them individually - but noone seems to be willing to stop. Maybe they are afraid to break something that looks like a tradition.
I have been trying to find ideas in order to improve this, or at least draw something positive out of it. Maybe schedule it only once a week ? Have each team speak briefly about their work even if it isn't relevant for the others ? Note that even if some teams are using agile-like methods, this is mostly a non-agile environment.
So shall I point out that we should stop wasting everyone's time or is there something we could do about it ?