Avoid rumors, inconsistencies and employees fearing the worst... communicate with them. Create a uniform sense of purpose by setting standards for transparency throughout your organization. Read more about what employees should know about your organization here... http://blog.hrinsights.com/2011/01/03/how-much-do-employees-need-to-know/
It's so important to communicate, especially in times of uncertainty (changes in leadership, mergers, divestitures, etc.). Otherwise people will just make it up! Leaders should hold meetings that all employees are invited to -- have a local leader host if you have more than one location. Videotape them so people can get the message even if they can't attend.
Posted on Jan 21, 2011
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