An Update Template to Ensure You Get the Most of Your All-Hands

Matt Preuss
Marketing Manager
Weekly All Hands Team Email Template
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Weekly All Hands Team Email Template

There is no doubt that All-Hands Meetings can be a powerful tool to drive culture, share accomplishments, and break down company performance. However, as Ray Gillenwater, CEO of SpeakUp, put it:

“Taking time to get the entire company into a live session is an expensive and risky proposition. It says quite a bit about leadership’s attitude. Namely, we value people in this organization enough to invest in:

  • Keeping everyone informed of major company updates.
  • Ensuring everyone is emotionally connected to the company’s goals.
  • Listening to the team’s (preferably unfiltered) feedback and questions.”

With that being said, it is vital to formalize your All-Hands process and make sure you are doing everything in your power to make sure you are properly utilizing the entire organization’s time.

Below you will find an Update template intended to share before your next All-Hands in preparation for your meeting or share after to summarize the meeting.

The template is largely based off of Square’s Town Hall meetings and is broken into 3 major categories — The Team, Mission & Goals, and Agenda & Questions.