All Hands Meetings
All-Hands Meeting Templates
- Running an All-hands
Gokul uses Square's all-hands meeting as a template for explaining how to extract the most value from the time spent in an all-hands. His tips break down into: • An All-Hands should be run as soon as a company or group stops fitting into a single room. • Company All-Hands should be run weekly until the company reaches several hundred people, then move to a fortnightly cadence. • Group All-Hands should be run monthly or quarterly. • The leadership team should be deeply involved in curating the content for every All-Hands. • All-Hands should have a three-act structure: celebrate people and accomplishments, drive alignment around mission, strategy and priorities, and provide a forum to ask and answer questions. • Start with Why: Kick off the All-Hands by talking about the company's purpose and how it will make the world a better place. • Strategy: Describe the company's winning aspiration, where it plays, and how it will win. • Initiatives: Highlight the top 2-3 initiatives that are relevant to the strategy, pertinent, and important. • Q&A: Provide a forum for people to ask questions in advance and vote on them. Allow for two spontaneous questions. • Provide food and drinks at All-Hands.
- How to run an efficient and effective All Hands meeting
Mathilde provides the template for Front's all-hands. The template is similar to Square's, with an addition of a weekly customer story.
- The Ongoing Quest to Produce the Perfect Company Meeting
This article provides insight into various logistics for all-hands meetings: time, agenda, content, delivery, participation, and attendance.
- How We Structure All Hands as a Fully Remote Team at Buffer
Buffers embraces their remote collaboration and company culture in their all-hands, by including a physical activity break about midway through.
How All-Hands Fits Into Employee Experience
Creating an effective All-Hands Meeting template is essential to ensure that the meeting is productive, engaging, and informative. A well-crafted template should include an agenda, goals, and objectives, and a clear communication plan. It should also be flexible enough to accommodate changes and feedback from employees.
- How SoundCloud Keeps Communication Flowing Across 4 Offices in 4 Time Zones
SoundCloud's all-hands started out very informally, and then became more structured over time. David dives particularly deeply into their meeting feedback process.
- How Warby Parker Makes Every Point In Its Employee Lifecycle Extraordinary
This article describes Warby Parker's employee experience, across onboarding, communication, celebrations, mission reminders, and ongoing learning.