This past September, Vox employees learned of their company’s merger with New York Media by reading about it in The New York Times. There was no announcement from leadership or transition plan from human resources, just a report in the news media that left people at both organizations rattled and scrambling for answers.
Employees are a company’s biggest asset. Keeping employees informed about big-picture decisions — especially those that will impact the direction of the company and the daily lives of all employees — isn’t merely a courtesy; it’s a necessity.
Because we live in a world where everyone is bombarded by information through different channels, big news like a merger can’t stay secret for long.