Build a Better Workplace with Better Communication

Your all-hands meeting should be one of the most powerful communication and culture tools you have. Everyone should look forward to yours. Do your employees, and fellow executive team members look forward to your all-hands meeting?

Employee loyalty is not what it used to be. There are dozens of studies attributing employee turnover to a variety of reasons across categories such as senior management, transparency, mission, values, and more (articles and studies below). Organizations with an “I-don’t-want-to-miss” all-hands meeting, can and do affect positive change in all of these categories.

YOUR all-hands meeting must be something everyone looks forward to – employees and leaders alike


The Chief Storyteller® team helps you with all aspects of planning and execution as they relate to communication for your all-hands meeting. We offer training, services, and coaching. Example areas include:

  1. Develop theme/key message and call-to-action for your all-hands meeting
  2. Set agenda
  3. Select speakers
  4. Work with speakers on their content – message, stories, visuals
  5. Practice with speakers on their delivery (vocal variety and body language)
  6. Master Q&A
  7. Run-of-Show for overall all-hands meeting look and feel
  8. Speaker logistics for day-of, on-site speaker coordination
  9. Collaborate with all-hands meeting A/V team
  10. After:  Provide specific recommendations to conference presenters on all aspects related to his/her presentation


  1. Align everyone to your organizational goals, priorities, and values
  2. Staff leave the all-hands meeting with a clear call-to-action
  3. Build and reinforce organizational culture
  4. “Humanize” the leadership team
  5. Promote transparency
  6. Foster a more collaborative environment
  7. Reinforce your focus on your employees
  8. Give everyone a voice (through Q&A)
  9. Demonstrate follow through on commitments
  10. Promote warm feelings of achievement (celebrate success)


  1. Why Employee Engagement? (These 28 Research Studies Prove the Benefits), Forbes
  2. Why People Really Quit Their Jobs, Harvard Business Review
  3. New Research Reveals the Real Reason People Switch Jobs, LinkedIn
  4. Employee Retention: What’s Making Workers Quit, TinyPulse Study
  5. Engagement Study: Summer is a good time to win the hearts and minds of employees, Randstad
  6. Why Do Employees Leave their Jobs? New Survey Offers Answers, Forbes
  7. How to Keep Your Top Talent, Harvard Business Review (audio)
  8. The Top Reason People Leave their Jobs, CBS News
  9. 15 Reasons Why People Quit Their Jobs (and What You Can Do About It), Inc.
  10. Why People Quit Their Jobs, Harvard Business Review
  11. Employee Retention: What Makes Employees Stay or Leave, Paychex Worx
  12. Why Do People Actually Quit Their Jobs?, Entrepreneur
  13. The 7 Reasons Why People Change Jobs, Recruiting Daily
  14. Creating a Purpose-Driven Organization, Harvard Business Review
  15. 6 Good Reasons to Quit Your Job,
  16. Why people are quitting their jobs, Ernst & Young (EY)
  17. How to Hang On to Your High Potentials, Harvard Business Review
  18. What Employers Will Worry About in 2017, Fortune

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