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3 tips for communicating policies

browningyork Communication lessons, Organisational culture, Planning

I have blogged before about communicating dry subjects, including policies. Today I am sharing my thoughts about the wider meaning of communication of policies at an organisation. Most organisations have policies that cover a wide range of areas: From how they calculate annual leave to how the company’s bank account is used. From how day-to-day processes comply with GDPR legislation …

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What do you and your organisation value?

browningyork Browning York News, Communication lessons, Engagement, Organisational culture

I started this week with a panel discussion about gratitude that has been recorded for a radio show about wellbeing which will be broadcast on 5th July. I was nervous but really enjoyed having a chat about this topic and, of course, I had chance to talk about my favourite subject, kindness. Next week I am taking part in a …

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Writer’s block: 5 great ways to power through

browningyork Charity, Communication lessons, General communication, Inspiration, University

Writer’s block. We all get it from time to time. Sometimes it lasts only 10 minutes. Other times it goes on for weeks. But what to do if you need to write something for your organisation? When the project timeline or newsletter deadline doesn’t allow you the luxury of writer’s block. When your colleague needs that web copy to send …

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Why do employee networks matter to communicators?

browningyork Communication audiences, Communication lessons, General communication

I’ve been inspired to write this blog about employee networks by three recent activities: Yesterday I attended the CharityComms seminar about building an anti-racist brand. There were many thought-provoking points, suggestions and learnings. A key takeaway for me was the importance of genuine dialogue with others, enabling a deeper understanding of their experiences and involving them in creating the way …

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Communication from a volunteer’s point of view

browningyork Charity, Communication lessons, Engagement, Inspiration, Voluntary sector, Volunteers

It’s Volunteers Week 2021. The theme this year is ‘A time to say thanks’. Organisations will be thanking their volunteers in a variety of ways. They simply wouldn’t be able to do what they do, make the difference they make, without the people who voluntarily give up their time and skills to make things happen. Services would stop. People and …