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Lessons on maintaining staff engagement

A laptop is set up next to a monitor. On the monitor a browser is open on a page that functions a collaborative tool. It contains digital sticky notes that read “Key Organisational Changes & Priorities”, “Wellbeing information & support”, “Network events and initiatives”, “Updates from departmental SCS” as well as smaller notes where the font is too small to read what is written on them.

A year on from moving to remote working, GDS’s Internal Communications team reflects on employee engagement challenges and successes.

Doing community management for @GOVUK Twitter during COVID-19

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Recently we've been blogging a lot about how coronavirus has changed operations within government. Here we share how we changed our community management techniques to cope with the huge increase of user queries and what our top tips to other organisations are.

Podcast: On writing

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GDS senior creative writers Angus Montgomery and Sarah Stewart discuss the role of writers in government and how clear writing can help people to do their jobs better. If you’re asked to write a blog post, opinion piece or presentation, here are Angus and Sarah’s 10 tips for clear writing.

How we organise monthly mental wellbeing Q&As for GDS staff

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The GDS mental health network exists to provide our colleagues with the mental health support and information they need. We do this in a variety of ways. One of them are regular, anonymous, peer-led mental wellbeing Q&As. In this post, you will read about how we organise them and how to ensure they’re a success.