Create a company wide email from ‘the Leader’ of the business, if comfortable create a video offering personal antidotes
— If you have been People led first, encourage collaboration between ‘the Leader’ and the People leader
Be clear who to talk to for said issues or having conversations. Have clear guidance for who to discuss what with at department level.
If you are an international business, be clear if this is an international rule, national or local level guidance. People and HR should be included from the beginning and have a presence through communication.
Arrange company wide question and answer sessions. Ensure you record and share company wide
Set up weekly ask me anything sessions to encourage open and transparent communications
If ‘Leaders’ are at home or across different time zones make this work for the many not the few
Create opt out communication channels, Teams, Slack, Wiki’s etc.
— Opt out is important as this will reduce anxiety and notification fatigue. Enable focus in this time
Create a single email that all employees can email and notify of sickness and keep track centrally.
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