(Mostly applicable to managers, supervisors, and leader’s assuming responsibility for a new department).
Here are some suggested talking points for the first meeting with employees; this should be an all hands meeting, open to questions at any time; discuss points to achieve understanding.
- I will not ask you to work harder than me
- Company values – expected to live within everyday work
- Our work directly affects others — quality, quantity, timeliness
- We are not a group of individuals doing work, we are a team
- The importance of objectives
- Performance reviews and pay for performance
- I will give you space to work and help you be successful
- It is my job to help you learn, advance you skills, provide development experiences
- It is my job to assist you with your career planning
- Work hard, be smart, be creative, be dependable, be responsible, and make a meaningful contribution.
- It is your job, you need to own it.
- When you are ready, I will assist with your promotion or lateral broadening experience
- If you are unsuccessful on the job, I will assist with your re-assignment
- When something goes wrong, 90% of the time it is usually poor communications
- My door will always be open
Some of the above will deserve separate meetings… luncheon meetings work well, particularly if the boss pays for the pizza.
***** S&E *****