The Rockefeller Habits Rock by Rock - Communication Rhythms

Rockefeller Habit Number 3 is all about communication rhythms and how information flows through the business. It is about making sure that each employee has an opportunity to synchronise and collaborate with their teams on a daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual basis. It reads:

”Communication Rhythm is established and information moves through the organisation accurately and quickly.

  • All employees are in a daily huddle that lasts less than 15 minutes.
  • All teams have a weekly meeting.
  • The executive and middle managers meet for a day of learning, resolving big issues and DNA transfer each month.
  • Quarterly and annually, the executive and middle managers meet offsite to work on the 4 Decisions.”

I have written before about how critical meeting rhythms are for every business and although these normally start with just the executive team, as your implementation of Scaling Up matures, this essential habit should spread to every level of the organisation. Up to date and informed employees are far more effective, productive and are an essential feedback mechanism back to the management and executive teams.

If you want to know more about how to run your daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly meetings and how to “pulse faster”, have a look at my eBook “Meeting Rhythms - Running your Scaling Up meetings, a practical guide.”

Get these cummunication and meeting rhythms pulsing in your organisation and you will soon notice the change in your execution. You’ll find that you are achieving your priorities with less effort and less stress and you begin to be able to take more on.

The next article in this series will talk about employee and customer feedback and how critical these inputs are to what the organisation should start/stop/keep doing, the important obstacles and opportunities and how customer feedback is assessed and acted upon over time.

Posted by : ged | On Sunday, 02 September 2018 | Modified On Wednesday, 28 November 2018


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