10 Minute Business Tactic
Do you find communication in your business challenging?
Maybe you find yourself repeating the same message numerous times a day so everyone is updated, or on the flip side your message is not listened to because everyone is too busy. As a result nothing changes and tomorrow is going to be a another groundhog day!
So what do you do when you need to communicate. . . you call a meeting.
Calling a meeting can be just as frustrating. You stand in the room and as your team slowly shuffle in. You notice they are dragging their feet with head down and shoulders stooped. They look disinterested already and you start to think am I wasting my time and theirs? You hope this meeting is fast and doesn’t drag on forever like the last time.
There has got to be a better way . . . and there is.
You see every update and every communication in your business should have a time and a place. I am an advocate for communicating daily (watch my video now) and I strongly believe in having a solid structure and formal process. I call it the Communication Pyramid.
All my clients use the Communication Pyramid across their business from daily team huddles right through to annual planning retreats and it looks like this . . .
By following this structure communication is occurring daily, weekly and monthly etc, and everyone is involved. By following the Communication Pyramid there is no excuse for any member of your team not understanding the goals, priorities and actions of the business – and where they fit within the overall plan.
If you don’t have a robust communication structure then I encourage you to start at the bottom of the pyramid with a daily huddle and work you way up. The key to success of the Communication Pyramid is the routine and sticking to the time frame.
Now if I was a gambler I’d bet that most meetings in your business don’t have a strict agenda, so keep an eye out for my next 10 Minute Tactic next where I will share the Meeting Rhythm that works in conjunction with the Communication Pyramid