ll-Hands On Deck: The Benefits of Hosting a Virtual All-Hands Meeting
We've been hosting virtual all-hands meetings for awhile now. With the pandemic waning, you're probably asking yourself, isn't it time to do in-person all-hands meetings again? Wouldn’t it be better to get everyone in the same room, brainstorming and collaborating in real time? Well, not always! With today’s technology and predominance of remote-first and distributed teams, your team can collaborate and stay aligned effectively without the high cost of in-person all-hands. Why not save those dollars for a WOW picnic or teambuilding party where your team can really start to connect and reinforce relationships? Here are some reasons why hosting an all-hands virtually might be the best option for your organization…
Remote-first teams need convenience to stay aligned
Remote-first teams, who don’t have all of their staff together in one place, need convenience to stay aligned. Virtual all-hands meetings are a great way to easily and conveniently communicate global messaging to your team. These all-team get-togethers give remote employees an opportunity to feel connected with those who work in different offices. They also foster alignment on team goals, values and mission statements, which are all mission critical for any distributed organization.
Great communication boosts team morale
While it may seem counterintuitive, research shows that teams with better communication have higher morale and are more productive. By improving our communication skills, we can improve team morale, which will make your team happier—and you’ll be able to get more done.
Building a visionary company takes 1% vision, 99% alignment
From iconic author Jim Collins comes one of his most important insights: A visionary company is built around 1% vision and 99% alignment. That’s because no matter how clear your mission and plan, you need to make sure that your entire organization—from senior leaders to frontline employees—is aligned with its execution.
Happy teams make happy customers
Your customers want to interact with happy people, which is why it’s so important to cultivate a thriving, collaborative culture in your organization. Building an engaged team takes work; you have to give employees easy access to information and ensure they feel comfortable approaching senior leadership with questions and concerns. By providing an open forum for your team members—and especially by fostering an inclusive environment that encourages employees at all levels to share their ideas—you’ll get closer to achieving your visionary goals.
Cross-departmental communication is essential to your success
While you’re collaborating with your team to develop new products and initiatives, it’s also important to take some time out to collaborate with other departments. Communicating well cross-departmentally helps keep your staff members up to date on what their coworkers are working on and ensures that they have all the information they need to continue making progress toward their own goals. It’s a win for everyone!