Team Brief

Welcome to your guide on the new team brief system at the trust. The following pages have been prepared to tell you everything you need to know about the team brief process.

If something is not covered below or if you have any general questions about the team brief please contact the communication team at

Work together. Better

Feedback from Listening-in-to-Action, the Staff Friends and Family Test and the annual staff survey reveals that staff would like to know more about their own areas of work and the trust if they are to perform more effectively.

In response to this, the trust is rolling out an internal communications process called ‘team brief’. Many of you may have had something similar at other organisations as a way to keep staff members up to date with key organisational decisions, progress and information

The process operates as a cascade of information throughout the trust, with managers at every level delivering a mix of core trust wide information and local information specific to their division or directorate.

The team brief is about keeping everyone up to date with our current and future position and the contribution they can individually make. By everyone we mean all staff including staff such as Bands 1 -5 staff who would not normally receive this information.

The objective of the team, brief is to build on the successes of Listening into Action and to create a culture of two way communication. The team brief is not just about cascading information downwards but to engage in conversations about issues that affect us all. It’s a chance for managers to listen to staff, respond to their questions and concerns and to pass their feedback to the most senior management at the trust.

If you are a manager with responsibility to deliver a team brief then is your role to make sure everyone within your team fully understands what team briefing is about and why they are taking part.

The team brief process