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From marketing to sales to QA to engineering, everyone has a document off which they can work and consult.
The upshot is that the manager also takes public responsibility for what happens when the rest of the team executes on the point of view taken by the documents.
That ratchets up accountability through the organization. It was easy to jump from one bullet point to the next without having expressed a complete thought.
In every memo that could potentially address any issue in the company, the memo author must answer the question: Accountabilitycoherence of thought and planning, and commitment to vision and mission are amazing benefits of what too many consider a ho-hum, even old-fashioned, tool. And insist on documenting their work.
It takes practice — and a work environment that values it. It is a huge contribution to the people who have to use that work after the originators have left the company, among other things. This is not that important as the writer asserts. Craig LaPlante Jay, I can see why you would that and I do think taking it to a 6 page memo may be farther than needed.
It is all about accountability and clarity. Abergara Good written communication directly affects marketing success. In the end, however, time and dollars are wasted in the misunderstanding and misdirection that occur along the course of an initiative that began without a written guide.
Well, writing down something, you clarify your thoughts. But writing a text, you have to do an abstraction step from the matter, reading needs an other step. So, write is useful, but not the only way to communicate.
You do have to be communicative in order to get your point across your employees. A verbal easiness is required for you to manage them. Over all, the points are nicely put! Image is everything and good speaking and presentation skills trump this nonsense when it comes to your career.
Peter Drucker said that people were readers or listeners and rarely both. Besides Top Executives can afford an eccentricity.
I would proffer that, more often than not, the fact that a memo is a six pages is an indication that it lacks clear thinking. Clarity of thought is found in concise, direct communications — written or verbal. That said, the premise of this article is spot on — especially in those environments where substance and unambiguous communications are valued.
Sathyanand S Thank you Walter for such a great article! The importance of writing cannot of overstated, especially in a knowledge economy like ours. However, I am really glad that you were able to make the connection between writing and clarity of thinking.
Do you think it still rings true today that there writing is superior? With all this Agile and Scrum methods going on, a lot of it is lost in the endless meetings.
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