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Use this training activity to enable participants to express themselves clearly in writing at the workplace.
Suitable for: This training activity is intended for use by trainers to enable participants to express themselves clearly when writing.
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Writing skills should be considered a foundation skill for all managers. The ground rules are common for all types of writing and similar structures will apply for most types of report. This training activity will enable participants to clearly express themselves in their written communications.
You start the training activity by encouraging the participants to review the differences between oral and written communication. Using a short, but challenging exercise, you then discuss the benefits of writing. You next get the participants to consider the range of types of written communication involved at work. The key principles of effective writing are considered after a review of examples taken from typical sources. These principles are borne in mind when in the next section you focus attention on management reports. You introduce and discuss the structure commonly used in most reports. The final phase of the session involves a small-group exercise. Using a checklist, the participants review a management report they have written before attending the course. Time is allowed to revise individual reports in the light of the feedback from the review. Participants make action plans for the continued development of their written skills when they return to work.
Who is it for: This training activity is intended for use by trainers to enable participants to express themselves clearly when writing.
- Communication skills ,
- Introduction to management ,
- Middle management skills ,
- Project management ,
- Women into management ,
- Written skills courses ,
Resource Type: Activity
Min Group Size: 4
Max Group Size: 20
Typical Duration: 03:00:00
No of Pages: 24
Additional resources: Examples of good and poor writing, Sample copies of published reports, Sample copies of reports in house style.
Purpose: Writing skills should be considered a foundation skill for all managers. The ground rules are common for all types of writing and similar structures will apply for most types of report. This training activity is intended for use by trainers on written skills courses and general events aimed at improving the overall skills of managers.