Would you want to work for a company where team members don’t know what their colleagues are doing, managers aren’t sure what projects their employees are working on and nobody is focusing on moving the company forward? This could happen to your organization if you don’t set aside time for face-to-face communication. Fortunately, there is a way to avoid having this happen. Here are four reasons why holding regular staff meetings is vital to your company’s success.
Keep Staff Informed
Regular staff meetings keep everyone informed about what’s going on both in their department and in the company as a whole. For example, if one colleague discovers important information about a project, they can pass on the information to their manager and colleagues so that everyone can move forward accordingly. Also, if your company is bringing aboard a new hire, it’s important all staff members are prepared to welcome them. In addition, participating in regular staff meetings greatly enhances each team’s communication skills and helps them be more productive. Furthermore, if staff members are involved with planning and hosting meetings and making business decisions, they’ll more strongly trust their leaders and want to help the company move forward.
If a team member discusses an issue they’re having and discovers a colleague overcame the same issue, the two can work together to solve the problem and serve as an example for others. When a departmental problem develops, colleagues can discuss potential solutions until they find one that works. In addition, when interpersonal conflicts arise, they can be openly discussed in a professional manner until reaching a compromise.
Provide Training and Feedback
Teammates can listen to an outside expert speak about a work-related topic or train each other to complete work-related tasks. Managers should discuss with each team member which areas of work they excel in and how they can improve in other areas. By remaining open to learning and constructive feedback, staff members increase their effectiveness and help move the company forward.
Team members can openly discuss ways to move the company in the right direction and how they can play an active role. Team members can also determine what risks they may face and obstacles they may have to overcome while implementing their plan. In addition, teammates can figure out how to measure their progress and their outcomes. Therefore, it’s important each manager encourages questions and professional debates to further develop ideas and action plans. Also, even if they don’t agree with an idea, they need to show respect and gratitude for each team member’s contribution so they feel valued and appreciated.
Holding regular staff meetings is vital to your company’s success. For help securing finance, accounting, IT or business professionals in the Boston area, reach out to MFA Talent Management.