What if large-scale government organizations had a single cabinet-level agency dedicated to communications and public engagement? The idea of a Secretary or Commissioner of Communications may seem outlandish at first glance, but I believe the concept deserves our consideration.
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Those of us who work in government may not feel directly impacted by the world of civics teachers and government text books, but I’d argue they play an important, under appreciated role in our successes and challenges, big and small.
Have you explored your agency’s regional operations to get a glimpse of life outside of your main office?
Should your government agency or public service organization even speak up about a celebrity death? If you decide to share, how can you do so tastefully?
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You may not realize it, but your favorite fiction or shows can also teach us a lot about effective government communications, and more specifically about plain language.
Simplifying language while preserving the technical underpinnings of a message can be a challenge — especially when you get pushback from your more technically-minded colleagues. Here are some things to emphasize to make sure plain language stays alive and well at your agency.
Learn how to handle government’s communication needs in times of crises.
For governments seeking to improve their application performance, here’s a proven approach to achieve those results..
Four rules of engagement for homepages.