How to Improve Internal Communications with Executive Announcements

How often does it happen that the bigger the company gets, the more disconnected management is from the employees?

July 21, 2021
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How often does it happen that the bigger the company gets, the more disconnected management is from the employees? It's understandable - there are many responsibilities, many people and departments with their managers. It is not unusual for a company that started small where everyone knew their CEO and consistently communicated with them to only hear from the management a couple of times a year. The moment all the employees stop fitting in one room, there is a lot of opportunity for chaos. It's very common for culture to quickly turn into a mess, which does not lead to good internal communication. People want to feel like they are a part of something bigger, be included in the decision-making process, and stay connected. 

Enter - executive announcements, an easy way for leadership (or really anyone!) to communicate with the rest of the organization. Create an approachable letter to update the company on changes, connect about milestones, or ask for feedback on the recent updates. Make sure it's consistent with a cadence - employees will know what to expect and how best to find out about important company news. 

Want to take it a step further? Ask employees about what they would want to see in the executive announcements. Maybe they would like to see a more personal side of the leadership, or there is a lot of interest in how the past quarter went from the financial standup, or maybe they would like to know about coming up holidays. Create valuable conversations with employees consistently to build deeper relationships and ultimately improve company loyalty. 

3 Different ways you could use Executive Announcements: 
1. CEO Update 

Allow people to hear directly from the CEO with a monthly CEO Update. Direct contact helps set the tone for the company culture, communication style and opens the door for a more connected organization. Make it informative, fun, personal, and customized to fit the company's personality and the CEO.

2. Department Letter 

Inter-department updates are wonderful to keep everyone in the loop on the achievements, plans, and brainstorming opportunities. Whether it's coming from the HR department or the Sales team, it adds another perspective and look-in opportunities for everyone else. Share the knowledge and grow together as an organization. ‍

3. Company Announcements ‍

Whether it's holiday time or open enrollment, company announcements are a must for a company of any size. Have a centralized way to distribute important information and customize who gets to see it.

Need suggestions on what Executive Announcements could look like for your team? Check out the Executive Announcements Flow to see how easy it start, customize and automate it for your team. 

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