Disseminate is Not a Dirty Word: Communicating Results Throughout Your Organization

Showing them your results is much more effective than sharing your plans.

– Anil Kajal

People want to be in the know; however, they can only be there if we are intentional in disseminating results throughout our organizations. In this roundtable, Dr. JoAnn Sternke focused on the importance of being crystal clear about your expectations of sharing results, carefully explaining the why, what and how and giving your team the tools to tell the story. 

In the discussion groups, JoAnn challenged education leaders to think about how clearly they communicate expectations for sharing survey results:

  • When was a time you were very explicit in letting your team know your expectations. Did you attain more consistent execution? How did you communicate your expectations?

  • How do you find that “fine line” of giving your team a template and saying “do it this way” or allowing your team communicate the message in their own way?

  • What is a key takeaway from today’s learning on disseminating results throughout your organization?  What is some action you will take based on your learning today?


Roundtable Resources

Results Rollout Steps

STEP 1 Prepare to share results. Review the data prior to the meeting. Focus on moving from data to solutions. Practice the leader stance: Be ready to listen and accept input. STEP 2 Invite team members to the Results Rollout Meeting. The invitation should communicate the why, what, and how for rolling out results.

Roll Out Survey Results with Employees

review results as a team Most of us want leaders who: show appreciation for positive results want to be held accountable for stakeholder satisfaction role model collaboration to create a culture of excellence build relationships and guide teams to achieve defined goals When employees perceive their leader is engaged with them in the workplace, they are more satisfied and therefore...

Cascading Communication

HAVE YOU EVER FELT LIKE YOU WERE LEFT OUT OF THE LOOP OR MISSING INFORMATION? HAVE YOU EVER MADE A DECISION BASED ON WRONG INFORMATION? An effective, aligned message ensures all stakeholders have accurate information in a timely manner. All stakeholders hear the same messages from their leaders which gives employees confidence and makes them feel trusted.

The Toolkits


Communicate with Greater Clarity: Leveraging the Execution Triangle

This toolkit focuses on how to leverage the principles of the Studer Education Execution Triangle to enhance the clarity of your written and spoken communication. If you want to communicate with greater clarity, the three key principles in this toolkit will assist you in developing and deploying your message.

Return to Learn: Organizational Excellence Execution and Improvement

The practices and tools in this toolkit provide a framework for deploying a process that aligns measures, actions, input, results and conversations to help the team stay focused on serving students and their families well and providing them with an excellent education.

Future Roundtable Sessions

Each week, our coaches lead a discussion with a community of leaders who are facing similar challenges. These 60-minute sessions are free and allow opportunities to learn from expert leadership coaches and have candid conversations with other leaders about barriers, share successful practices and re-center on what works.

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