Write in a Way Your Boss Will Love
No matter what your specific job title, chances are you have to do a lot of writing at work—whether that means simple memos and emails or lengthy reports. Your ability to handle these writing tasks well may play a big role in your success at your job. Not to mention, your written work also reflects on your professional skills.
There is no one single “right” way to write at work. A lot depends on your particular workplace’s communication style, as well as the specific type of communication or text you are writing. However, the one rule that applies all the time is that you want to make your boss (and perhaps co-workers, clients and other important people) happy with your work.
Even if you don’t have any training or experience specifically involving writing, there are ways that you can still make sure you write like the office superstar. This article shares some tips. One of the most important things is to find out exactly what your boss or client wants. Ask for as many detailed specifics as possible. Also, get a few samples of previous communications the person liked or approved, so you have some concrete ideas of exactly what they want to see.
Also, once the project is finished—or at least in the draft stage—make sure you spell out exactly what was involved. People often underestimate the amount of work required to write something, so don’t be afraid to explain exactly what you did—say, if the project required you to do research or edit someone else’s writing.
How do you make sure your writing is a crowd-pleaser at the office? Share tips in the comments.
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