Company meetings are a great way to get information regarding strategy and goals. Many times they do not happen enough. I like quarterly meetings that are a little bit more formal coupled with regular feedback.
In this environment, there are a lot of questions floating around, job losses are sweeping through the country, and most everyone is nervous. With the economy in the cycle it is in, I have chosen to take more steps to keep everyone in the company current on the state of the company. I circulated a message that ensured my team knows the current status of things so they can properly prepare and know what to focus on.
Send out the information. Make them aware. Give them the opportunity to be a difference maker. If you lead them well, they will follow you wherever you go, so make sure you know where you are going. I sent mine out early Saturday morning and received positive responses from multiple people within 20 minutes. Your team will appreciate your candor and feel more comfortable knowing you have a plan.