To establish a hierarchical system and standardization process for communication that ensures clarity, consistency, and reliability, fostering effective interaction and collaboration across different fields, regions, and mediums.

This protocol applies to all forms of communication, including written, spoken, and digital, within and across various disciplines, organizations, and cultures.

Protocol Components

1. Standard Definitions and Terminology

  • Action: Develop a comprehensive glossary of terms and definitions used within the field or organization.
  • Responsibility: Assign a committee or team to curate and maintain the glossary.
  • Review and Update: Regularly review and update the glossary to incorporate new terms and evolving definitions.

2. Clear and Unambiguous Language

  • Action: Use precise and unambiguous language in all communications. Avoid jargon and acronyms unless they are clearly defined.
  • Responsibility: Ensure that all communicators (writers, speakers, presenters) adhere to this principle.
  • Review and Training: Provide training on effective communication techniques and conduct periodic reviews to ensure compliance.

3. Contextual Consistency

  • Action: Provide sufficient context for the information being communicated. Clearly state the background, purpose, and intended outcome of the communication.
  • Responsibility: Communicators must include contextual information and check for completeness.
  • Review and Feedback: Implement a review process where peers or supervisors provide feedback on the contextual clarity of communications.

4. Cultural and Linguistic Sensitivity

  • Action: Recognize and respect cultural and linguistic differences. Use language that is inclusive and accessible to a diverse audience.
  • Responsibility: Train communicators on cultural sensitivity and inclusive language practices.
  • Review and Adaptation: Regularly review communications for cultural appropriateness and make necessary adaptations.

5. Technological Accessibility

  • Action: Ensure that communication tools and platforms are accessible to all intended recipients. Provide alternative formats if needed.
  • Responsibility: IT and communication teams must ensure that platforms are user-friendly and accessible.
  • Support and Training: Offer support and training on using communication tools effectively.

6. Standardized Formats and Protocols

  • Action: Establish standardized formats for different types of communication (e.g., reports, emails, presentations).
  • Responsibility: Develop templates and guidelines for each format.
  • Compliance and Review: Regularly review communications for adherence to standardized formats.

7. Feedback and Continuous Improvement

  • Action: Implement a system for receiving and addressing feedback on communication practices.
  • Responsibility: Encourage all members to provide feedback and suggestions for improvement.
  • Review and Implement: Regularly review feedback and implement changes to improve communication standards.

8. Periodic Review and Updates

  • Action: Conduct periodic reviews of the communication protocol to ensure it remains relevant and effective.
  • Responsibility: Assign a committee to oversee the review process.
  • Update and Communicate: Update the protocol as needed and communicate changes to all stakeholders.

Implementation Steps

  1. Form a Communication Standards Committee: Establish a team responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining the communication protocol.
  2. Develop a Comprehensive Glossary: Create a detailed glossary of terms and definitions specific to the field or organization.
  3. Create Standardized Templates and Guidelines: Develop templates and guidelines for various communication formats and ensure they are easily accessible.
  4. Provide Training and Resources: Offer training sessions and resources on effective communication, cultural sensitivity, and the use of communication tools.
  5. Implement Feedback Mechanisms: Set up systems for collecting and addressing feedback on communication practices.
  6. Conduct Regular Reviews: Periodically review the protocol and make necessary updates to keep it relevant and effective.
  7. Communicate the Protocol: Ensure all members are aware of the protocol and understand its importance and implementation.


By implementing this hierarchical system and standardization process, we aim to enhance the clarity, consistency, and reliability of communication within and across various fields and organizations. This protocol ensures that communication is done with sensitivity, respect, and congeniality, fostering effective interaction and collaboration.