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Writing virtually: collaboration and clarity make for great documents that get results

This is a critical time for most organisations and more than ever, documents and communications need to be clear, understandable, and to the point.

Have you thought about how you are helping the people on your teams to achieve this?

‘If I see one more document with five different sets of tracked changes in it, I won’t know whether to scream or cry’, one senior manager told us recently and we’re pretty confident that he’s not the only one. Adapting to lockdown life has made annotated documents seem like the most effective way to get things done. But is it?

An alternative approach

Writing Dynamics™ is an alternative approach that works, in person and virtually. It allows a team to plan a document collaboratively and agree the direction, purpose, audience, style and message – before the writing even begins. Imagine six people gathered around a whiteboard, sketching out a document, deciding what should go into it, and how it should be structured. It doesn’t matter whether the whiteboard is in person or on a screen…

Getting results

By always having the audience and message, in mind, these documents are designed to get results from the reader.

Once the document is planned, Writing Dynamics™ will show your team how to draft with speed and clarity, and edit with confidence and skill. The days of multiple tracked changes will be long gone.

Whether your teams are writing reports, letters, press releases, blog posts, briefings or updates – Writing Dynamics™ will give them the tools they need to produce documents that get results.

Find out more about Writing Dynamics™

StepAbout Stephanie Butland

Stephanie Butland specialises in creativity, thinking skills, team development and communication.

Having worked with Indigo since 2004, Stephanie is a Master Trainer in Dr de Bono’s Six Thinking Hats®, Lateral Thinking™ and Focus On Facilitation™ techniques. She also delivers workshops in Think on Your Feet®, Writing Dynamics™ and The Skilled Presenter™ and is a Belbin accredited and CIPD qualified trainer.