|All GNWT employees receive
plain language training.
||4. Plain language training
is included in the training plan for each employee.
||Year 2 and ongoing
||1. Plain language training
reduces cost of document rewriting by others.
2. Plain language writing encourages clear thinking by GNWT workers.
3. More clear communications with public, even when professional
communicator unavailable to review material.
|Plain language is considered
an essential job skill within the GNWT
||5. Plain language writing
ability is included in all job descriptions.
6. Plain language is included in performance evaluations for employees
and performance standards are developed.
||1. GNWT employees know
what plain language skill is expected.
2. Plain language becomes the standard for all GNWT communications.
|Build trust and market to employees.
|Be sensitive to reasons
people resist plain language.
||7. Identify employees
with poor writing skills, develop training plans for them. Make
their training a priority.
8. Involve public service unions, aboriginal organizations, and
professional associations in plain language planning, promotion
|Year 2 and ongoing.
Year 1 and ongoing
|1. Reduce resistance to
plain language use.
1. GNWT understands resistance to plain language and is better
able to deal with opposition.
2. Resistance to plain language is reduced.