“For various reasons, both trans and non-trans staff may not feel comfortable sharing their pronouns and this should be respected,"
So why are we recommending a policy on this if we recognise some people won't be comfortable? Why make them even more uncomfortable by having them have to make a decision on this and being seen by their colleagues that they haven't?
It's not mandatory no but certainly their colleagues will notice if they don't..
And why only consult the people that believe that pronouns proscribe identity?