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Business Writing Part 2 – Collaborative Writing

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Documentation production is a key part of professional life, whether a proposal, business plan, report, technical or policy manual – or even a publication. Our course will give you the knowledge and skills to set up teams, work with others and create professional and important documents that reflect your organisation in the best light. Understand the basics of how using certain collaborative tools and models to give yourself an advantage in an art that’s slowly diminishing with the advent of new age communication technologies.

Study our course in the way you want. In small units or in one. Synchronise your learning between any device and remember and track your progress. Study and answer questions at your convenience and at the end of the course, if you answer more than 80% of the questions correctly, qualify for a certificate of achievement. You can even log your CPD hours.

In all our business courses, you get access to around six hours of e-learning that you can watch, listen and read. There are usually 100 questions and at the end of the course you will receive a certificate of completion that you can use against any personal or professional development requirements. As well as the course, you also receive a FREE e-book that you can read on your Kindle or other e-reader. You also get a FREE audiobook of the course so you can listen to the whole course uninterrupted on your device.

Description

Module One: Getting Started

  • Overview
  • Introduction
  • Course Objectives
  • How it works

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
  • Recap
  • Results
  • Recommended reading
  • Courses you might be interested in

 

Key topics

During this course, you’ll cover key areas including:

  • Learn the different styles of collaborative writing
  • How to create teams, each with their own role and authority
  • Overcoming barriers and dealing with challenges
  • Top tips for good collaboration

What you'll learn

By the end of this course, you will have learned:

  • How to create strong collaborative projects
  • Built teams that can successfully work together
  • Output all kinds of literature from manuals to media

 

Who it's for

This course is for anyone who has to bring together teams of specialists to output printed and other media and content

Prior knowledge

Understand hiring and basic HR principles, employment laws and the correct HR procedures.

As you develop your career, there will be a constant requirement to not only refresh and update existing technical learning but also to develop new skills and ways of thinking and behaving.

Technical Skills

Whether you’re in production, distribution, sales, finance, human resources or management your technical skills will always need to keep up with the latest developments in technology and change. The learning for this will generally come from your peers, industry trends and specialised training.

New skills

However, as you move up in seniority through an organisation or become and entrepreneur, you will be faced with learning a much wider array of skills. You will need to learn how to be a generalist but with the ability to look at the whole of a business and how it all interlocks.

People Skills

Most importantly, you will need to master your own behaviours and character and emotional intelligence in order to influence, inspire and bring people along with your vision.

Your career, personal and professional development should never stop, whether you are learning because of a company or professional body requirement or whether you are just wanting to grow.

ALWAYS BE LEARNING!

We have many more courses for your business or organisation. Get in touch about how to get our courses available to your organisation or fellow learners at contact@ELLBusiness.com

 

 

For businesses

Are you looking for a comprehensive learning solution for you and your teams? We have a portfolio of over 150 business short courses that are available online and on-demand. These ready to go courses cover all key areas of a business from finance & operations, sales & marketing, human resources to administration and management. As well as hard skills that range from elementary to advanced, there is an array of people and soft skill development.

Our e-learning is comprehensive, up to date and produced by a high quality learning and editorial team. It combines the latest in business thinking with the latest in learning technology. Learning can be delivered wholly online through self-study, with virtual tutor support or in a group & classroom environment by our qualified trainers.

  • All online learning is tracked and courses can be used as part of a personal development plan for staff
  • Learners can study out of hours or in breaks with bite-size learning
  • Get back end management reports on learner progress
  • Cost efficiently solve any compliance, insurance, regulatory, union or staff association requirements
  • Save on staff training and CPD costs
  • Choose and pay for only the courses you need or look at our library models for even greater value
  • No lock-in contracts – pay monthly or get a handsome discount for annual and multi-year deals
  • No big installations necessary – a simple web browser is all you need to get started
  • New courses being added all the time

Get in touch at contact@ELLBusiness.com or hit the Chat button for an instant response

 

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