• What is the most common form of written communication in your workplace or in a workplace with which you are familiar? Is expository writing or technical writing the most common form of written communication in this workplace? Who is responsible for most of the technical writing in this workplace?
The most common form of communication I am familiar with in past workplaces is texting. Since texting is expository writing, expository is the most common form of communication in past workplaces. My manager was always responsible for the technical writing in the workplace by sending letters involving new rules and regulations of the business.
• What are some common issues you have seen with written communication in the workplace?
An example of common issues with communication in the workplace is when the internet goes down. If internet is down you can not email or communicate via the internet which puts a damper on things.
• How can an organization benefit from well-written communication?
Well-written communication is good for an organization because it shows how structured the business is. It also contains enough information and explanation that there is not always constant confusion and questions in the business.
• How do written communication skills differ from verbal communication skills? What are the challenges a skilled verbal communicator might encounter when performing technical writing?
In written communication, you have to be skilled in spelling and grammar. You also have to know how to put sentences together and structure the message properly so it is easier to read. In verbal communication, as long as you can get your message across in an appealing way, you don’t have much else to worry about. A verbal communicator will have to make sure to write in a way that is understandable and formal, as well as be cautious of grammar and spelling.