Business partnering

Communication business partners are critical links between communications teams and the rest of the organisation.

They partners provide expert advice to the teams they work with so that communications is at the heart of planning and decision-making.

The Business Partnering guide:

  • explains what business partnering is and its benefits;
  • describes the role and typical responsibilities of a communications business partner;
  • provides guidance on team structure and recruitment;
  • advises how a business partner model can be developed; and
  • provides case study examples of business partnering in action.

Business partnering guide (PDF 2.6MB)

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