Haven’t Communicated Your Bonus Numbers Yet? Are You Happy With “Thank you, your bonus is $XXX.” Maybe You Should Try To Leverage This Magic Moment!
You have a captive audience for about five minutes where they have to listen to whatever you say. Why would you squander that opportunity? This window provides you an opportunity in which you can educate, communicate and inspire your employees. Seize those few minutes and make them work for you.
Commonly called talking points, the goal is to communicate a few simple but important messages you want your employees to walk away with as they think about the number you communicated. The leader or leaders of the firm or the senior managers typically deliver these talking points to employees. Here are some tips to consider if you do want to construct talking points:
While I know some of you have already communicated many have not. Hopefully, these tips will help you craft something that puts context to the bonus number besides the employee’s individual performance. By the way, if you’re doing the employee’s performance review in the same meeting you’re delivering their bonus number don’t expect them to remember anything you say about their performance. If you would like assistance with talking points give us a call.
After many years in many companies working with many employees, managers and leaders I've been given opportunities to experience how to and how not to do many things. I will attempt to present them as lessons learned and welcome your comments.