I’ll be the first to admit it: I’m not the best at communicating. I have a ton of ideas in my head and I know exactly where we’re going, but I have a tendency to overlook the fact that just because I feel confident about things that everyone else feels confident as well. Fortunately, I recognize that communicating is critical, so I’ve come up with a rhythm and process. In general, I think entrepreneurs should err on the side of over-communicating.
Here are a few ideas to help with developing a communication rhythm:
- Implement daily check-ins
- Facilitate weekly tactical meetings
- Send a weekly update email every Sunday night with the top three things from last week for each department
- Run quarterly check-ins with every team member
- Develop a Simplified One Page Strategic Plan each quarter
For some entrepreneurs, communicating consistently and clearly comes naturally. For others, like myself, communication takes a more deliberate rhythm and process. Entrepreneurs should work hard to over-communicate with their constituents.
What else? What are some other thoughts on over-communicating in a startup?