re SERIOUS: Formal vs. informal organizations

Subject: re SERIOUS: Formal vs. informal organizations
From: "Mark L. Levinson" <mark -at- MEMCO -dot- CO -dot- IL>
Date: Mon, 8 Mar 1999 14:33:16 +0200

Andrew writes:
I am curious about your thoughts on this "informal vs formal" concept.
Mostly, can anyone think up solid, tangible benefits to a
super-formal environment?

** Assuming that the company can't necessarily staff the whole
techwriting department with experienced geniuses, there has
to be a way for the mediocre writers to get things done.
The formal rules help point the way to achieving a certain
level of quality with a certain level of reliability even
if the writer is incapable of creating his own design,
conceiving his own pedagogy, and constructing his own
schedule. At least they should.

Mark L. Levinson - Memco Ltd. - Wallenberg 24 - 69719 Tel Aviv - Israel
tel. 03-6450049 (home 09-9552411 or 09-9555720, shoe phone 051-377181)
fax 03-6450001, e-mail mark -at- memco -dot- co -dot- il (home nosnivel -at- netvision -dot- net -dot- il)
The only way to speak to the imagination is by being concrete.
-- Ben Kovitz

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