5 Elements of Great Team Huddles
Last updated on August 11, 2022 at 09:40 pm
The State of the Sector report by Gatehouse highlights the top challenges facing internal comms professionals. Always among the top challenges is the lack of communication skills that their line managers possess. Unfortunately, two-thirds of managers are uncomfortable with communication and having tough conversations with their employees.
Manager comms skills pose a challenge because many companies don’t have a way of directly reaching all their employees. This forces companies to rely on the cascade of information through managers. This puts managers in the hot seat to communicate all important company information with their employees. And a lot can get lost in translation…
So, it falls to internal communications and HR to teach, coach, and instruct managers on how to be effective communicators. One great communication tool for your managers to implement are Team Huddles where they can recognize their teams, share messages from corporate, and open the door for two-way communication.
But don’t expect your managers to always know what to say in these meetings. Let your managers set the cadence, but give them talking points, checklists, and the resources they need to make the most of that team meeting.
The elements of great team huddles include:
- Following a set cadence
- Set expectations for the week or day
- Be transparent with your team
- Open a dialogue
- Recognize your employees and share team and individual wins
If you don’t already have a way to easily communicate with your managers or if you are interested in learning about a tool that will let you reach all your employees, let’s get in touch.