RE: Help - my consultants cannot write!

Subject: RE: Help - my consultants cannot write!
From: "Wroblewski, Victoria" <vwroblewski -at- NECsphere -dot- com>
To: Andrew Plato <andrew -dot- plato -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 7 Oct 2011 12:26:47 -0500

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From: Andrew Plato
Sent: Thursday, October 06, 2011 5:02 PM
Subject: Re: Help - my consultants cannot write!

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My problem is consultants who blather and simply cannot write. It is dragging down our report writing process and creating inefficiencies. Like any greedy capitalist pig, i need to find away to squeeze more out of less and complete reports faster. So my thought is if I can get these people writing better in the beginning it will reduce the load on our tech writer and produce better overall content.
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I know in the regular non-consultant world... people are often expected to fix their own mistakes (gasp - for free, even!) when they don't follow directions.

The problem isn't trying to teach them. It's making them want to learn. And right now, they don't appear to have any reason to.

Maybe give them some guidelines and set up a system where a report is either accepted or rejected. If it is rejected because it does not follow the guidelines (lots of blathering, grossly unclear, etc.) they have to redo their work (off your clock) to get it to a point it will be accepted. They need to be NOT repaid to do their own work and have an interest in getting things right and clear from the beginning.

- V

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References:
Help - my consultants cannot write!: From: Andrew Plato
RE: Help - my consultants cannot write!: From: Margaret Cekis
RE: Help - my consultants cannot write!: From: Weissman, Jessica
Re: Help - my consultants cannot write!: From: Andrew Plato

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