Over the past week, I've talked about the conflict between legal staff and communicators when if comes to real-time media.
My post When lawyers stupidly get in the way of marketing kicked off the series followed by my video interview with Vivienne Storey Is social media worth the risk? A lawyer's perspective.
Next up is a terrific set of social media guidelines from TNT. Rather than saying "no," the legal and HR staffs, communicators, and management of TNT have created an environment of "yes."
Notice how clean and simple the TNT employees Social Media Guidelines document is. No Times New Roman 12-point single-spaced legal document here! Also notice that it is available to anyone on the public web.
Here are some additional posts with links to other organizations' guidelines to check out. Some of these blog posts are dated but still interesting examples. These organizations created guidelines as much as four years ago!
As I travel around the world, it is clear that organizations everywhere are struggling with real-time media. Some, like TNT, are positively thriving.
These global examples are important – Vivienne is based in Sydney but advises multinationals, TNT is in the Netherlands but operates worldwide. The UK government clearly has constituents everywhere.