13 musts for breaking bad news to your employees
Have to tell the troops about layoffs, an upper-level scandal, an imminent hostile takeover or divestment? Follow these essentials.
You know these people. You work with them. And before you break bad news, it’s intimidating to picture the disappointment, grief or anger in their faces.
Whether you’re revealing upcoming layoffs or a reduction in benefits, it’s no fun to be the messenger everyone wants to shoot. Yet every business leader and communicator must face this challenge at some point.
This tip sheet from Kollective and Ragan Communications—“13 musts for breaking bad news to your employees”—offers tips on how to be authentic and honest in your messaging.
Download the tip sheet to learn:
- How to prepare. Good messaging doesn’t emerge spontaneously, especially in times of trouble. Find out how preparation can build trust.
- Why you shouldn’t dodge tough questions, and how to stage an effective Q&A.
- How to partner with HR. After all, your employees might be rushing to them for explanations.
- How to reach the entire organization through video.
- How not to sugar-coat bad news. Fancy euphemisms only make you sound evasive.
- On which day of the week you should announce bad news.
- What often overlooked department absolutely must be involved in your preparations.
- One key message you must communicate once the dust settles.
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