Tackling the tough stuff

Does this sound like your usual day? Challenges coming thick and fast. No time to have a minute to stop and think.

In my role as vice chair I am lucky enough to talk to many public sector comms professionals up and down the country and it feels that there is a familiar theme across the sector. Generally we’re being asked to do more and more with a lot less. All while the environment we operate in gets tougher.

2017 has been one of the most emotionally challenging years ever – the role of public servants and in turn the role of communications professionals has been front and centre through devastatingly tragic events such as the Grenfell fire and Westminster, Manchester and London Bridge terror attacks. I don’t know a communications colleague who hasn’t asked what if it happened here. How would we handle it?

Posted on 13th October 2017