How to communicate internally so people pay attention
This is great. It's simple and it's a reminder that one of your most powerful levers for influence is consistency. The template is good but sending the memo every week means:
(1) Increased trust - they can depend on it
(2) Improve the organizational skill of actually reading updates
(3) Over time you'll start to get feedback, helping you make the updates more relevant and useful
It is amazing to see this here Adam!
I heard the podcast last week, got really inspired by Shit It Friday and decided to launch a bi-weekly newsletter on Growth for internal stakeholders in our organization and the feedback has been pretty amazing as well!
Such a great piece! Definitely going to develop an approach along these lines.
I like this approach and I will try it out. Great example of async communication too.
This is awesome, I'm going to start doing this. I've been putting it off for too long, thinking it would create more noise, not less. But then I realised that I've been deconstructing noise in my weekly newsletter outside of work. This is pretty much the same. And I can see how in a world of noise, this becomes a strong lever. Thanks for encouraging me to try, Adam!
Thanks for the template. We have a way of communicating results company-wide, but we do not have a practice of this weekly consistency.
Who would you suggest to address this update to? Would you send it to the entire company?
Thanks for sharing this Adam! Heard about this through the podcast and was going to reach out for an example.
Curious how long these typically ended up being. I currently have a monthly product update that I put out. There are some new sections (like learnings from customer interviews and data research) that I'd like to start including, but it will start becoming quite lengthy. I'm debating about changing it to bi-weekly/weekly to help with that.