Get your employees to open up


Yesterday I talked to you about LivingSocial chief Tim O’Shaughnessy, who had a great suggestion for meeting the challenge of email.


Today I want to pick up on another tip he gave in a great article about how he works.


O’Shaughnessy is big on employee engagement and one regular event is the monthly companywide meeting.


Nothing revolutionary about that. But I did like the little add-on to the end of each meeting – a five-minute presentation from an employee.


“Any employee can submit one. Normally, the topic isn’t company related, though someone recently did a funny one called ‘How to Be a Successful Intern at LivingSocial.’ Somebody else did one about growing up in a family of six girls’.”


“I love these, because it highlights the real people who work here.”


It’s a really lovely idea that probably works even better in a small company. Your employees obviously have lives and passions outside business and getting them to open up in a fun way like this is really cool.


It also trains staff to talk on their feet – something everyone can get better at.


And I can’t wait to bore my staff with a presentation the great golf courses of Yugoslavia!


Get it done – today!


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