Having now done dozens of organization changes, I’ve whittled down my process into a simple template that keeps me organized and reminds me of key learnings. Hope you find it useful too!
[ Add subject here... Remember that people receive the rest of the message based on the headline. ]
[ Add target date & time... Nothing worse than “oh no, I didn’t get a chance to talk to important person X” ]
[ Add the content of email or Slack message... Remember to clearly explain the ‘why’ behind the change ]
[ Add everyone you need feedback from below... remember (1) ensure every stakeholder involved in making the org decision provides feedback, (2) anyone mentioned directly in the mail should see it before it’s sent ]
[ Collect any important feedback and follow-ups from the announcement here... remember: pre-seed this table with people you want to be sure to get feedback from ]