Key Takeaways: Company All Hands
Hosting All Hands: - Have other people besides the exec team host all hands. This helps with visibility across the org and keeps people interested.
Content Suggestions: - New Hires and Anniversaries - Important Company-Wide Announcements - Live Recognition, Praise, or Shoutouts - Deep dive on Specific Departments - It’s helpful to template the department updates, so everyone knows what to expect and to keep people on track with timing. - If reviewing Goals/OKRs, keep it high level - Don’t get too in the weeds. People who are not in that specific department might get lost in the details. - Company Business Review - Financials Deep Dive (with explanations as to how this impacts people) - Industry and Competitive Rundowns - CEO shares what is inspiring them and their aspirations for the business - CEO State of the Union - Customer Quotes and Stories
Possible meeting structures: - Weekly - Less formal content - Have different meeting types, so people know what to expect each week, such as: - Week 1: Leadership AMA - Week 2: Business and OKR Updates - Week 3: Panels or Lunch & Learns - Week 4: Department Takeovers - It’s helpful to label the types of meetings that you are having on the calendar so people can get a preview of the agenda. - Monthly - Quarterly - Higher quality of programming, more structured - Some of the less formal content that can be done at an all hands are often not included in all hands and called a different meeting at this cadence: Roadshows, Lunch and Learns, Community of Practice, Town Halls, AMAs
Meeting Followup: - Make sure to send a note after all hands with a few quick bullets on what Exec wants people to take away from and absorb during all hands. - Send a survey afterwards: - Do you understand the company’s vision? (Y, N, M) - Do you understand how the company is performing and what are are doing to improve? (Y, N, M)