Collaborative Business Writing Course



Collaborative Business Writing Course: Introduction

Many people struggle with formal writing as the business world requires. This course will give participants an added advantage when it comes to business writing because we intend to give you a toolbox full of skills. The first of which is grammar, punctuation and proper paragraph writing. The structure of formal documents is also different from casual use. We include a module on proposals and how to make them visually appealing and professional.

Collaborative Business Writing Course :Course Outline

This workshop follows on directly from the Business Writing workshop previously presented by us. In this workshop, the focus will be on collaboration in writing agendas; reports; proposals and other missives which require input from more than one department. At the end of the workshop you and your colleagues will be able to form a team to work on a project and because everybody knows and uses the same skills, the end product will comprehensive and coherent. That is what the workshop is about in its condensed form, but allow us to elaborate and tell you in more detail what the workshop contains. Let’s clarify the objective, collaborative business writing is simply as a project or a piece of work created by multiple people. After each member of the team has finished their part, an editor or group leader assembles the finished project. We will discuss in detail the methods and strategies best used for collaborative writing, for example one team may choose to do sequential writing on a project while another may choose the integrated method. It may sound a little like Greek, but it’s simply a question of are we going to write the project as sections are finished or are we all going to write in each section? We then turn our attention to the construction of the project and the methods at our disposal, one being parallel construction. After that we explore one of the most important components of collaborative writing and that is choosing the right team members with the right characteristics. The team must consist of team players, not people who prefer to work on their own or that will become the first problem of the project. We will teach you how to build a successful team and what to do with enablers, who are essential to any multiple person project. We move on to the practical side and ways to effectively use tools to get everybody on the same page. We learn about story boards, collaborative revision and team cohesion.TIP: A good team leader will: -Keep the project from going over the deadline. -Define the tasks for other team members. -Enhance group communication and keep track of time limits. -Mediate conflicts and disagreements. Nearing the end of the workshop, we address overcoming conflicts and obstacles to the project and discuss ways in which these can be managed such as T-shaped management. We also discuss keeping people and problems separate and we go back to effective communication by refreshing the participants mind’s about listening first and talking second. We end the course with practical examples of collaborative writing.

BOTI’s Program Outline

Component 1: Starting Out
• The Parking Area
• Activity Plan
• Housekeeping matters and administration
• Pre-Assignment Assessment
• Program Objectives

Component 2: Exactly what is Collaborative Business Writing?
• Clarifying the Objective
• Collaborative Writing Patterns
• Practical Writing Approaches
• Collaborative Writing techniques
• Training Example
• Component 2: Assessment Queries

Component 3: Kinds of Collaborative Business Writing
• Integrating Construction
• Training Example
• Parallel Construction – ‘cut as well as paste’
• Parallel Construction – ‘puzzle’
• Sequential Summative Construction
• Component 3: Assessment Queries

Component 4: Collaborative Team Members
• Team Leader Selection
• Characteristics of Team Members
• Chief Editor Designation
• Means to Build Collaborative Writing Team
• Training Example
• Component 4: Assessment Queries

Component 5: Collaborative Tools as well as Processes
• Outlines as well as Storyboards
• Collaborative Revision
• Training Example
• Collaborative Team Cohesion
• Collaborative Planning
• Component 5: Assessment Queries

Component 6: Setting Style Guidelines
• Consistent Spelling of widely used Words
• Voice as well as Person
• Format
• Numbers as Words or Figures
• Training Example
• Component 6: Assessment Queries

Component 7: Barriers to Successful Collaborative Writing
• Hoarding
• understanding Transfer
• Innovation
• Search
• Training Example
• Component 7: Assessment Queries

Component 8: Overcoming Collaborative Writing Barriers
• Practicing T-shaped Management
• Implementing Enablers
• Assessing the Culture as well as Areas for Improvement
• Training Example
• Generating Network of Alliances
• Component 8: Assessment Queries

Component 9: Styles of Working with Conflict
• Pay Attention to the Interests which are Being Presented
• Pay Attention First, Talk Second
• Ensure that Good Relationships are the First Priority
• Keep individuals as well as Problems Separate
• Training Example
• Component 9: Assessment Queries

Component 10: Tips for Successful Business Writing Collaboration
• Determine Purpose
• Assign Writing Tasks as well as Associated Duties
• Training Example
• Formulate Outline as well as Organizational Format
• Selection of Team Leader
• Component 10: Assessment Queries

Component 11: Examples of Collaborative Business Writing
• Writing Emails
• Writing Training Manuals
• Training Example
• Writing business Handbooks
• Writing Reports
Concluding• Component 11: Assessment Queries

Component 12: Concluding
• Further reading
• Wise Men’s words
• Key Learnings
• Evaluations as well as Completion Of activity Plans

Collaborative Business Writing Course: Course Duration

2 day/s

Who should attend: Collaborative Business Writing Course

This course is intended for business teams who collaborate on projects.

**Quote does not include Any Exam Fees (if applicable)

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