Too many handbooks are written in a style popularized by bewigged and pompous barristers who practiced law circa 1791. This can cause employees to tune out.
When I read poorly drafted handbooks, I am reminded of the angst that I felt while reading Chaucer in college (full apologies to Dr. Gillin who was a great teacher and a lovely man). I recall sitting in class while Dr. Gillin read us a description of the Prioress in The Canterbury Tales. One “helpful” phrase that Chaucer used to describe the Prioress was: Continue reading Chaucer, the Prioress, her Lip, and your Employee Handbook