communication architecture

resource: one on one – a16z

“Perhaps the CEO’s most important operational responsibility is designing and implementing the communication architecture for her company.

The architecture might include the organizational design, meetings, processes, email, yammer and even one-on-one meetings with managers and employees. Absent a well-designed communication architecture, information and ideas will stagnate and your company will degenerate into a bad place to work.

While it is quite possible to design a great communication architecture without one-on-one meetings, in most cases one-on-ones provide an excellent mechanism for information and ideas to flow up the organization and should be part of your design.”

4 questions after reading:

what types of information do you wish to routinely communicate to your team? (i.e. mission, values, objectives, +/- progress against key results, tasks, company news, momentum building)

who is responsible for communicating each type of information?

how frequently do you need to communicate each of these? a daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly basis? 

what is the best mode of communication for each of these? team stand-ups, all-hands, off site, slack, email, 1:1, presentation, etc…



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