Collaborative Business Writing

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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.

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.
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Everything you need to teach a one-day workshop for Collaborative Business Writing:

  • Training Manuals
  • PowerPoint Slides
  • Instructor's Guide
  • Quick Reference Job Aids
  • Icebreakers, Activities,
     & Exercise Files
  • Pre-Assignments,
  • Promotional Advertorials
  • Lesson Plans with Flip Chart Notes

Also available: training video clips, editable books, audiobook workshops, e-learning, and cloud-based LMS.

Collaborative Business Writing Course Outline:

Module One: Getting Started
  • Housekeeping Items
  • Pre-Assignment Review
  • Workshop Objectives
  • The Parking Lot
  • Action Plan

Module Two: What is Collaborative Business Writing?
  • Clarifying the Objective
  • Practical Writing Approaches
  • Collaborative Writing Strategies
  • Collaborative Writing Patterns
  • Case Study
  • Module Two: Review Questions

Module Three: Types of Collaborative Business Writing
  • Parallel Construction – ‘cut and paste’
  • Parallel Construction – ‘puzzle’
  • Sequential Summative Construction
  • Integrating Construction
  • Case Study
  • Module Three: Review Questions

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

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

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

Module Seven: Barriers to Successful Collaborative Writing
  • Hoarding
  • Innovation
  • Search
  • Knowledge Transfer
  • Case Study
  • Module Seven: Review Questions

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

Module Nine: Styles of Dealing with Conflict
  • 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

Module Ten: Tips for Successful Business Writing Collaboration
  • Determine Purpose
  • Formulate Outline and Organizational Format
  • Selection of Team Leader
  • Assign Writing Tasks and Associated Duties
  • Case Study
  • Module Ten: Review Questions

Module Eleven: Examples of Collaborative Business Writing
  • Writing Emails
  • Writing Reports
  • Writing Training Manuals
  • Writing Company Handbooks
  • Case Study
  • Module Eleven: Review Questions

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up
  • Words From The Wise
  • Review Of The Parking Lot
  • Lessons Learned
  • Recommended Reading
  • Completion Of Action Plans And Evaluations

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