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One trick guaranteed to make your Town Hall Meetings more engaging

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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.

What makes a failed Town Hall Meeting

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:

  1. Believing that nothing will change as a result
  2. Not wanting to be seen as a troublemaker

Unfortunately, this makes the Town Hall a major failure. Leadership don't connect with staff and the meeting becomes a one-way exchange.

One tool to rule them all

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 received:

I can choose to respond privately (only the question asker sees the response) or publicly (everyone in the business sees it):

Making the process this simple carries 3 key benefits:

  1. It's more flexible, as staff can raise questions or concerns at any time, not only during a Town Hall Meeting
  2. It's more robust, as staff can ask questions relating to anything, not only Town Hall content
  3. It gives leadership more control, as questions can be answered publicly or privately

How to use Ask me anything for your next Town Hall Meeting

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:

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If you want some more help

Send an email to hello@howamigoing.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 :).




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.

What makes a failed Town Hall Meeting

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:

  1. Believing that nothing will change as a result
  2. Not wanting to be seen as a troublemaker

Unfortunately, this makes the Town Hall a major failure. Leadership don't connect with staff and the meeting becomes a one-way exchange.

One tool to rule them all

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 received:

I can choose to respond privately (only the question asker sees the response) or publicly (everyone in the business sees it):

Making the process this simple carries 3 key benefits:

  1. It's more flexible, as staff can raise questions or concerns at any time, not only during a Town Hall Meeting
  2. It's more robust, as staff can ask questions relating to anything, not only Town Hall content
  3. It gives leadership more control, as questions can be answered publicly or privately

How to use Ask me anything for your next Town Hall Meeting

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:

~~~

If you want some more help

Send an email to hello@howamigoing.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 :).




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