Next Level Academy Collaborative Business Writing eBook Course

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Module One: Getting Started

Every organization is responsible for maintaining records. The ability to create, organize, and maintain records and archives is essential to success. Correct records keeping will not only offer liability protection; it will also increase efficiency and productivity. To put it simply, maintaining records and archives will improve the bottom line.

Workshop Objectives

Research has consistently demonstrated that when clear goals are associated with learning, it occurs more easily and rapidly. With that in mind, let’s review our goals for today.

At the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:

Define records and archives

Analyze records in context

Classify records

Understand different systems

Maintain and convert records



Module One: Getting Started
  • Housekeeping Items
  • Pre-Assignment Review
  • Workshop Objectives
  • The Parking Lot
  • Action Plan
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
                                      • Review Of The Parking Lot
                                      • Lessons Learned
                                      • Recommended Reading
                                      • Completion Of Action Plans And Evaluations