Covid-19 has changed the way many of us work, constantly presenting new challenges as restrictions are put into effect. For many of us, this means working from home and relying on email as our core method of communication. As we navigate these unfamiliar work environments, it’s more important than ever to know how to write an effective email. Here are some ways you can do this.
Do employees in your organization struggle with using consistent abbreviations, spellings, numbers and capitalization? Maybe you write Internet with a capital I but your co-workers spell it internet. Or you like organize with a Z while others spell it organise. None of these choices are inherently right or wrong. The issue is the lack of consistency.
Writing is often plagued with sentences that are too long. The more words and relationships in a sentence, the more confused your readers may become. As writers, we need to remember that our brains process information better when it’s presented in small chunks.
Most organizations have various policies and procedures in place to address possible concerns and to provide direction to employees. Sometimes you will need to update these documents or create new ones. The first step you should take before creating new policy and procedure documents is to decide if you even need them.
Here are four key points to consider when deciding if you need new policies and procedures:
In today’s business world, workers often spend much of their time writing business documents such as emails, newsletters and reports. It’s important to get these documents right, because poor documents waste time and money, and they can hurt your organization’s credibility.
Do you know how much each document costs your organization to write?