All Hands Meeting What It Is and Why You (May) Want One
Maybe you’re a company of two; maybe you’re a company of thousands. Regardless of the size, All Hands meetings yield several immediate benefits for any organization that holds them.
I once called into Zappos.com, I got a voicemail message rather than the usual cheerful Zapponian. It was because once a quarter, all of Zappos shuts down and every employee meets off-site for an quarterly All Hands meeting.
Just the act of booking an All Hands meeting sends a powerful message: It says that it is important enough for everyone to attend, and for everyone to step away from work for a few hours to do so. All Hands meetings create a unique space for companies to accomplish many different things.
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- Clarity and Transparency into results: Use this time to provide more depth and detail about support into results.
- Good Old Engagement: Engagement is essential to keep a company growing and reaching for its vision. When employees aren’t recognized, they lose track of their purpose. But in contrast, when wins are celebrated, employees want to win more.
- Celebrate Wins and Lessons Learned: When your team experiences a success. Use the all hands call to recognize these wins. Take a moment to recognize the wins before you direct the teams toward the next goal. Do you share a quick “congratulations” or “good job” and then head back into your office?
- Get people engaged to plan something other than work: Use the day to announce planned initiatives.