10 tips for a successful brown bag lunch with the CEO

Encourage face-to-face communication with a companywide brown bag lunch.

Encourage face-to-face communication with a companywide brown bag lunch

With new communication channels introduced all the time, it’s no surprise that face-to-face communication has dropped to the wayside. However, for many employee communication topics, it can be the most effective medium, according to Ragan corporate communications consultant Patrick Williams.

“Face-to-face communication unites and engages people behind a common set of goals—it’s a key business process,” Williams said.

A great way to get employees talking the old-fashioned way is to hold a brown bag lunch. A brown bag lunch is a chance for employees to discuss business issues with an executive, often the president or CEO, over lunch. It also helps executives listen and stay tapped in.

Before you start planning your brown bag lunch, here are 10 tips to help make it effective:

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