I would be willing to bet that lack of communication or miscommunication is at the heart of 95% of work conflicts. I see the same pattern over and over again.
I pride myself on having good communication, which extends to clients, peers, and consultants on my team. I don’t have 1-1 sessions with everyone every day, but I check in periodically and communicate more broadly when needed.
Today, I published two newsletters. The first one was, of course, Be Wellthy. The second one was a one-page newsletter I wrote for the consultants on my team, so it has an audience of about twenty people. My team newsletter doesn’t have a regular cadence; I try to publish around once a month or as needed.
I could list all the content in an email, but I like the idea of packaging it in a more readable PDF that will hopefully increase engagement. After all, sometimes you have to coax people into learning information. I provided the list of people who joined the team recently as well as some staffing changes. I also provided the positive client feedback I received from the last round of consultant scorecards. I informed them about the open roles for which I am actively recruiting. Finally, I added a piece about habits from Be Wellthy with a link to the newsletter. Shameless plug, but it’s my newsletter, and I can do whatever I want.
internal workplace newsletters is an interesting idea. Do you think this helps raise visibility of the work that you/your team does? What are some benefits you experienced so far?
The primary purpose is to keep the team informed since people are scattered among various teams and departments at my client. I’ve gotten feedback that people like knowing about changes and opportunities for the team. I l like the idea of incorporating more ROI items that can raise the visibility of the team’s work. Perhaps I would create a client-facing newsletter specifically for that purpose.
Ah I see. Team sync. Nice use of a newsletter format for that.