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More and more companies are using Town Hall Meetings to engage with their staff.
But more and more employees are finding Town Hall Meetings unhelpful, leading to hundreds of wasted hours each month.
In the words of a COO we interviewed:
"We'd have our bi-weekly team meeting, and nobody ever asked any questions. It was really frustrating!"
Thankfully, there is now a simple tool for Town Halls that engages employees while removing admin for leadership.
Let's walk through this simple 3 step process that's proven to make your next Town Hall Meeting more memorable.
Done well, Town Halls allow employees to raise questions or concerns. This helps leadership to uncover blind spots and avoid making bad decisions.
However, few employees actually take the step of asking a question during the meeting.
Surveys show that the two biggest reasons employees don't raise questions or concerns are:
Unfortunately, this makes the Town Hall a major failure. Leadership don't connect with staff and the meeting becomes a one-way exchange.
To overcome this, a lot of companies have started letting employees submit anonymous questions during a Town Hall Meeting. This is a good solution as it makes it safe for people to "speak up".
But there is an ever better solution that takes less time to administer and is more effective.
It's Howamigoing's Ask me anything tool.
This product lets any employee send an anonymous questions to anyone else, at any time. For example, the below question I sent to our CTO about platform scalability and security. Of course this one is no longer anonymous :)
And this is how the anonymous question appears for Ovi:
Making the process this simple carries 3 key benefits:
You can get started in 3 simple steps that take less than 5 minutes.
Step 1 - Create a free account at Howamigoing.
Step 2 - Invite your colleagues to the platform. You can do this using email addresses, or Slack, or by sending an Excel file to your account manager.
Step 3 - Send them a message via email or Slack or Teams to explain why you've invited them to Howamigoing. We have a lot of ready-to-go comms templates that we're happy to provide, such as the below:
Send an email to email@example.com. We'll be happy to have a short call and provide some advice or templates, even if we're not a good fit for you :).