Recently, I received an email from a leader that I thought exemplified great communication around a tough topic. In an effort to use this going forward I’ve put the essence of the format used below.
A critical issue found in our system that needs to be fixed immediately
Hi all, I have some very unfortunate news. Put explanation of what has happened. Immediately we must: * Put bullet point of what needs to happen * Put bullet point of what needs to happen This is a bit of an own-goal and own-goals aren't good, but we need to own it and take the immediate corrective action to re-establish confidence and trust in our processes, systems and implementation. This mandate will no doubt be disruptive to some existing work elements and for that I apologise. It is however necessary. Many thanks xyz
A farewell email to someone leaving the team
Hi all I wanted to take the time to provide you with updates from *Department X* We will be saying good-bye to *Person X* at the end of *Date* after nearly *Time period* with the *area* team. *Person X* will take on a new role outside of *Company name* as a next step in *Her/Him* career journey. *Person X* has worked across *where they have worked*, and I know *she/he* will be missed. I want to take the time to recognise the impact *Person X* has had in making *Company name* a great place to work. *He/Her* passion for the *Company name* team is undeniable, and we wish *her/him* great success in *his/her* career. We are opening a *role name* role based out of *Location name*, and you will see an ad go out this shortly. Please reach out to *Person X* directly and thank *him/her* for *his/her* hard work, dedication, and passion for the *Company name* journey!