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COMMUNICATION VITAL FOR LEADERSHIP ROLE

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Chief executives need to take communications more seriously in the era of community leadership, a report by the Loc...
Chief executives need to take communications more seriously in the era of community leadership, a report by the Local Government Association says.

The report, Communications in local government, found more councils are paying attention to press and public relations.

A survey found over 80% had increased or maintained their budget in this area, and 85% had one or more full-time staff dedicated to communications.

Ideas for the LGA's role included:

- Lobby chief executives to value communications in the corporate planning process, and realise councils are judged on perception as well as reality

- Persuade chief executives to champion best practice in communications and support units more visibly

- Promote the communications function as a role of top management.

Community planning and well-being, and best value all rely 'in part on better consultation and communication with local people and partners' said the report.

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