5 Elements of a Great Team Huddle

5 Elements of a Great Team Huddle

Last updated on January 27, 2022 at 06:45 pm

The 2020 State of the Sector report by Gatehouse has highlighted top challenges facing internal comms professionals. Among the top challenges is the lack comms skills that their line managers possess. Unfortunately, two-thirds of managers are uncomfortable with communication and having tough conversations with their employees.

Manager communication skills pose a challenge because many organizations don’t have a way of directly communicating with 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 organizational 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 all-hands meeting.

The elements of a great team huddle include:

  • Following a set cadence
  • Set expectations for the week / 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.

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