We understand your hesitation with holding regular company-wide meetings. Depending on the size of your organization, all-hands-on-deck meetings can run you hundreds to hundreds of thousands of dollars. And yet, you can’t afford NOT to have all-company gatherings at your business.
Why do these meetings matter?
They can dramatically improve your organization’s engagement levels as well as understanding of key company initiatives — like objectives and strategy. They are a crucial factor in creating a strong corporate culture at your organization, which will allow you to build a loyal customer and employee base.
Employees’ understanding of objectives and strategy improve engagement, but also helps with their productivity. They’ll understand their own work better if they know how it improves the company itself.
What are the main benefits for these meetings?
Entrepreneur wrote that these gatherings encourage a collaborative team environment and unify everyone toward similar goals and strategies. Essentially, if you want to boost innovation levels at your organization, you want everyone to be on the same page – from the lowest level workers all the way up to the CEO.
They are also an excellent time to have understand the company values. Use this corporate meeting time as an excuse to hold bring your staff together and appreciate the work everyone’s doing. Employees from all across the country will feel more connected and satisfied with their work if they not only feel appreciated, but are able to engage with co-workers, even using video.
How can I make the most of my company-wide meeting?
Make sure you cover these important items with your employees:
- Goals and why they matter to the company and individuals
- Strategies and why they’ll deliver results
- Initiatives and why they’re important
- What teams can do
- Any follow-up on what happens next, like whether their managers will be meeting with them
It’s all about cascading information and ensuring people understand.
Ensure manager success
Managers should understand what’s being discussed and why before the meeting happens. Chances are good employees will save questions for their managers. If they’re hearing information for the first time, employees won’t get questions answered.
If for any reason that’s impossible due to the size of your organization, ensure officers are aware and email highlights to managers. At the very least, officers can attend team meetings and provide information back or address how their organization can make a difference.
Hold Q&A at all-company meetings
Holding question and answer sessions are an excellent way to encourage worker participation. Your employees want and need a voice at your company: So don’t be afraid to give it to them at these meetings, even if they have hard questions.
One of the best way to cut costs in your all-company meetings is to host a live webcast. You can lead high-resolution, interactive meetings right over the internet. If you have multiple offices all over the country, simply broadcast your office meeting for the rest of your organization, which will save you time and money without losing employee engagement.