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Collaborative Business Writing

Writing and communication skills have degraded with more and more people communicating through email and instant messaging. Developing writing skills is still important in the business world as is creating proper documents (such as proposals, reports, and agendas) giving you that extra edge in the workplace.

Online Course / Classroom Training



The Collaborative Business Writing workshop will give your participants the knowledge and skills to collaborate with others and create that important document. Your participants will touch on the types of collaboration, and ways to improve them through certain tools and processes. These basic skills will provide your participants with that extra benefit in the business world that a lot of people are losing.

Collaborative Business Writing > Course Outline:

Housekeeping Items
Pre-Assignment Review
Workshop Objectives
The Parking Lot
Action Plan

Clarifying the Objective
Practical Writing Approaches
Collaborative Writing Strategies
Collaborative Writing Patterns
Case Study
Module Two: Review Questions

Parallel Construction – ‘cut and paste’
Parallel Construction – ‘puzzle’
Sequential Summative Construction
Integrating Construction
Case Study
Module Three: Review Questions

Team Leader Selection
Chief Editor Designation
Characteristics of Team Members
Ways to Build Collaborative Writing Team
Case Study
Module Four: Review Questions

Outlines and Storyboards
Collaborative Planning
Collaborative Revision
Collaborative Team Cohesion
Case Study
Module Five: Review Questions

Voice and Person
Consistent Spelling of Commonly Used Words
Numbers as Words or Figures
Case Study
Module Six: Review Questions

Knowledge Transfer
Case Study
Module Seven: Review Questions

Practicing T-shaped Management
Building Network of Alliances
Implementing Enablers
Assessing the Culture and Areas for Improvement
Case Study
Module Eight: Review Questions

Ensure that Good Relationships are the First Priority
Keep People and Problems Separate
Pay Attention to the Interests that are Being Presented
Listen First, Talk Second
Case Study
Module Nine: Review Questions

Determine Purpose
Formulate Outline and Organizational Format
Selection of Team Leader
Assign Writing Tasks and Associated Duties
Case Study
Module Ten: Review Questions

Writing Emails
Writing Reports
Writing Training Manuals
Writing Company Handbooks
Case Study
Module Eleven: Review Questions

Words from the Wise
Review of the Parking Lot
Lessons Learned
Recommended Reading
Completion of Action Plans and Evaluations


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