Mandate Overview & Leadership Questions Tool

What does a mandate mean for internal communicators?

An internal communications mandate explicitly confirms that the political will exists for the function within the organization and confirms the organization’s support in achieving a set of goals.

While one might assume that the presence of a designated internal communicator implies a mandate, the harsh truth is that without an explicit mandate, internal communications professionals can have a hard time taking a strategic seat.

There’s no rule for what a mandate looks like—different organizations can have wildly different expectations and goals, thus wildly divergent mandates. Regardless of the structure, setting out a mandate for the get-go will inform your function and relationship towards the leadership team. Instead of getting caught in the crosshairs of countless side projects, you will be able to move forward towards the bigger picture.

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