- Implement regular meetings in your unit every week or every two weeks. In the meetings, you and your mid-level managers provide each other with short orientations about important issues that everyone need to know. You may give a report relating to the achievement of objectives and change the course of your work.
- Choose one internal communication channel. All employees in the unit should be present at the same platform. Examples of communication channels may be the Web Workplace for Employees, or a Team in Office 365, Sharepoint, Yammer, or other communication channels. The most important thing is that you all know how to reach each other – and as a leader, you may decide where.
- Use the common communication channels. If you are providing others at OsloMet with information, use our most important internal communication channel, tilsatt.hioa.no/en. Read more about the internal communication channels.
- Remember that communication is part of your job. Almost everything we do, trigger a need for communication. In accordance with the Line Principle applicable to governmental institutions in Norway, information and communication follows the issue in question. As a leader you must require that the employees attend to the information aspect of their work. Use the tool Make a communication plan.
Improve your line management communication skills
As a leader you are responsible for making sure that the information you receive reaches the employees below you in the organisation/employees you are responsible for. It is also your responsibility as a line manager to make sure that the information from your unit reaches the relevant target groups.