A core staff communication channel, the Team Brief is about keeping everybody up-to-date with key university decisions, information and progress, supporting a culture of two-way communication within the University.
The Team Brief is a quick and effective way of keeping staff informed about key university decisions, information and progress, and provides a channel for staff to give feedback and input. It operates as a cascade and is delivered by managers to their teams, ideally, on a face-to-face basis.
The Team Brief operates as a cascade with managers throughout the University, delivering a mix of core university and local team information and news to staff.
Each month and following discussions at UEB and UOB a written Team Brief containing core university information will be circulated to the Faculty Pro-Vice-Chancellors (PVCs) and Directors who will add in their own information relevant to their Faculty or Directorate. The brief will then be cascaded throughout Faculties and Directorates with managers adding in local information relevant to their areas.
Ideally the brief will be delivered by managers face-to-face. However, it is recognised that there is not one single cascade method suitable across the whole University, so Faculties and Directorates have been working on developing the most suitable cascade mechanism for their individual areas.
The Team Brief is made up of two types of content: 30% core brief items and 70% local brief content.
Core Brief Items: Information from UEB, UOB and senior management meetings as well as responses to staff feedback from previous briefs.
Local Brief Items: Information specific to your Faculty, School, Directorate and team. This could include:
Feedback is an important part of the Team Brief. Staff are encouraged to share their views and comments on any element of the Team Brief with their managers.
The cascade will begin on the following dates:
|Monday 7 October 2019||Monday 4 November 2019||Monday 2 December 2019|
|Monday 27 January 2020||Monday 2 March 2020||Monday 6 April 2020|
|Monday 18 May 2020||Monday 15 June 2020|
Individual Directorates and Faculties will have their own cascade mechanisms for communicating the brief, but staff should expect to receive it as soon as possible after the start dates above.
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