Do you have a Communication Policy?
To make sure your company or organization is visible, accessible and accountable both internally and externally, you should have a communication policy. It ensures that communications by every employee is understood, coordinated and effectively managed and followed by everyone. Communication plays an essential role in the conduct of everyone’s business.
How you communicate with people not only reflects on you as an individual but also on your organization. It applies to everyone. This is the information everyone must know to carry out their day-to-day work. It is the responsibility of leadership to communicate this information effectively.
A policy provides your constituencies with timely, accurate, clear, complete and objective information – and it is consistent throughout your company.
Social media rules are written and enforced. There are a variety of ways and means to communicate and when policies are set, then there is less HR hassle.
All communication needs are addressed, but these should be evaluated and changed, if necessary. Technology and the way people communicate changes quicker than you can change your socks.
A policy creates trust and confidence and protects the integrity of your company or organization. It provides strategic direction.
If you have a communications policy in your company, congratulations. If you don’t, call Hermanoff Public Relations today. We’ll write one for you so you’ll sleep better and everyone in your company will thank you.
About the author
Sandra M. Hermanoff, APR, S.A.G.E, Fellow PRSA
Hermanoff Public Relations
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