Course Overview

Course: 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.

 

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

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Workshop Objectives

  • Define collaborative business writing
  • Know different types of collaborative writing
  • Know how to collaborate with team members
  • Learn methods of handling conflict in writing
  • Build collaborative writing teams
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Course Outline

Module One: Getting Started

  • Course 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
  • Course Review
  • Lessons Learned
  • Recommended Reading
  • Completion Of Action Plans And Evaluations
Duration: 2-3 hours

 

Target Audience: Administrators

 

Price: FREE

NOTE: To qualify for your official BestCorporateAcademy certificate you must study and complete all modules and score 80% or higher before you can purchase your certificate.