About Collaborative Business Writing Training Sessions

Writing is often a skill that is associated with oneself. After all, writing allows people to express their identity and allow them to appreciate the true extent of one’s personality and abilities. However, there is a more difficult kind of writing, and that’s the kind that one never accomplishes alone. Sometimes, businesses often need to write documents that require enormous amounts of teamwork as it can cover everything from researching, to editing, to, and this is particularly important, even getting people to come together under one voice. The latter in particular is extremely difficult because various personalities can only mean diverse writing styles. However, under no means is this impossible; and in fact, it is often a rewarding experience for participants, such that they’re able to realise something much higher than themselves through writing. Our aim for this training course therefore is to help participants realise their inner “group writer” by teaching them how to create a uniform writing style through awareness of various jargon and business practices, task delegation, effective communication techniques and goal setting skills to allow participants access to a more universal, more results-oriented writing style.

Collaborative business writing is a difficult but equally rewarding exercise that allows people to work together and improve their writing styles further. Of course, this itself presents various hurdles, but most of these hurdles can be overcome by learning things such as formulating a writing style everyone can agree and identify with, as well as one which ultimately shows the face of the company, task delegation to properly identify the people suited for which parts of the job, communication skills to help people relay orders effectively and goal-setting skills to help them articulate their plans. More than these, however, Paramount Training & Development offers a wide variety of training courses, each of which can be included in your own customised training session to suit other immediate needs. If you require further information about our services, please contact us and we’ll be more than happy to provide you with all the help necessary.

Collaborative Business Writing

Lesson One

Getting Started

  • Housekeeping Items
  • Pre-Assignment Review
  • Workshop Objectives
  • Action Plan

Lesson Two

What is Collaborative Business Writing?

  • Clarifying the Objective
  • Practical Writing Approaches
  • Collaborative Writing Strategies
  • Collaborative Writing Patterns
  • Case Study

Lesson Three

Types Of Collaborative Business Writing

  • Parallel Structure –‘cut and paste’
  • Parallel Structure –‘puzzle’
  • Sequential Summative Construction
  • Integrating Construction
  • Case Study

Lesson Four

Collaborative Team Members

  • Team Leader Selection
  • Chief Editor Designation
  • Attributes of Team Members
  • Ways to Build Collaborative Writing Team
  • Case Study

Lesson Five

Collaborative Tools and Processes

  • Outlines and Storyboards
  • Collaborative Planning
  • Collaborative Revision
  • Collaborative Team Cohesion
  • Case Study

Lesson Six

Setting Style Guidelines

  • Voice and Person
  • Format
  • Consistent Spelling of Commonly Used Words
  • Amounts as Words or Statistics
  • Case Study

Lesson Seven

Barriers to Successful Collaborative Writing

  • Hoarding
  • Innovation
  • Search
  • Knowledge Transfer
  • Case Study

Lesson Eight

Overcoming Collaborative Writing Barriers

  • Practicing T-shaped Control
  • Construction Network of Alliances
  • Implementing Enablers
  • Assessing the Culture and Areas for Development
  • Case Study

Lesson Nine

Styles Of managing Conflict

  • Ensure that Good Relationships are the First Priority
  • Keep People and Problems Independent
  • Pay Attention to the Interests which are Being Presented
  • Listen First, Chat Second
  • Case Study

Lesson Ten

Tips for Successful Business Writing Collaboration

  • Determine Purpose
  • Formulate Outline and Organisational Format
  • Selection of Team Leader
  • Assign Writing Tasks and Associated Duties
  • Case Study

Lesson Eleven

Examples of Collaborative Business Writing

  • Composing Emails
  • Writing Reports
  • Writing Training Manuals
  • Writing Company Handbooks
  • Case Study

Lesson Twelve

Wrapping Up

  • Words From The Wise
  • Lessons Learned
  • Recommended Reading
  • Completion Of Action Plans And Tests
Additional Modules and Sample Sections

How to formulate a universal writing style

Formulating a universal writing style is a dialectical skill, meaning that it intends to aggregate all the strengths of various opposing writing styles and transform them into a cohesive whole that each team member can have an affinity for. This is particularly important since there are various businesses and clients in the industry, and so multiple people will have to work together. Now, this particular skill can be quite difficult without access to something universal, but luckily, there are key things and they tend to be many. One of which is the very company you’re working for. What is its philosophy? What’s its attitude towards clients, businesses, and customers? This is very important as the intention is to help establish your company in a collaborative manner. Another thing that one has to pay careful attention to are the jargon that permeate across their respective industries, and even those that go beyond them. After all, the goal is to provide quality service to as many clients as possible. There are certainly a lot more than these two, however, and we intend to show participants these intricacies in the best possible way: through interactive discussion.

Task Delegation

Part of navigating across multiple writing styles involves navigating across multiple quirks, strengths and weaknesses. After all, some writers tend to be slower, but their capacity and drive to be perfect can be at times overwhelming. Other writers tend to be quicker and more efficient too, but they might need a little more hand to help make their products truly great. Others may not claim to be writers but can read quickly and comprehend whatever it is that they’re reading, and as a result make for great researchers. Knowing the different styles, strengths and weaknesses of your teammates will easily allow you to overcome more than half of the initial difficulty that comes with collaborative writing. In fact, to truly seal the deal, we will also include time management on this particular part of the training course, so that each member can properly hone their capacity to deliver quality products under any circumstances.

Communication Techniques

Another important skill is that of communication, as relaying messages to others may become inevitable. This is particularly important because writing is a productive art; meaning whatever comes out of it, even the slightest misstep, once noticed, can truly affect the quality of your collaborative work. It is therefore imperative for participants to be able to learn how to speak orders in a concise yet detailed manner and properly write memos to lay down objectives and agendas for various points of weeks and even months. The idea is to make sure that the team achieves the greatest possible organisational effectiveness by means of equally effective communication.

Goal-Setting Skills

The most common problem of any writer, including those working in a collaborative sense, is how to start a paper. This can truly be daunting, as the very beginning of one’s work can actually determine not only the direction of the paper, but even the quality it might have. In other words, it is a predictive property of writing which must be taken seriously. Metaphorically and quite literally, this is also true in a sense that goal-setting shares the same problem. When articulating your goals, you often need to be able to just cite them in one’s sentence, and more so in the most exact possible manner. Why are you writing? To please customers? How will you please them; you can only continue the questioning from here. However, there are ways to avoid this sort of pitfall, and that is by distinguishing between long term and short term planning; learning about these will help participants categorise their objectives and even create an overall structure of their ideal work ethic and time management goals. The most idea result, therefore, is one that emphasises exactness. This is our goal for this training course: to help participants ultimately become articulate enough to adapt to any writing style as needed.

Customised Training Session For Teams (Included No Charge)

Our training courses are, and always will be, customised by the requests of the client. We at Paramount will never be satisfied with a less than perfect product for our clients, who are counting on us to provide top-notch training courses. Hence, we always make sure that we know what the client wants for their training courses, and then we tailor the course based on the client’s specifications. It could be the course’s objectives, the word choice, or even the material being used. Whatever the case is, Paramount will always tailor the course to fit the needs of its clients.

In-House Customised training benefits:

  • Flexible length – You choose the length of the session
  • Highly Effective Team/Industry Specific
  • Certificate of Completion (Professional Grade)
  • Create a Team Building environment
  • Cost effective – Group rate discount
  • Printed courseware (No need to download or use an App to read)

Creating Content (Contact us for Quotation)

Paramount always entertains special requests for particular training course content. This tends to be done when client’s needs reveals a gap in our training course database, leading to a request for that particular training course to be added. We don’t waste time; our skilled writing and research team will prepare that course right away, within working hours. Within a day or two, the basic course will be ready for customisation and specific alterations. That is the Paramount guarantee.

Instructor Led Online Available Only

Download Certificate of Completion $495 inc GST
Printed and Posted Certificate of Completion $515 inc GST

For many people, distance and long waiting and reservation times can be a problem. Now, you don’t have to worry about leaving the house for training with our online trainer-assisted training program. Our trainers will provide you with one-on-one, real time training at your desired date and time.

Get Information or Quotation For Your Team

You May Like


Notice: Undefined index: posts in /home/paramou3/public_html/wp-content/plugins/responsive-posts-carousel/inc/render.php on line 44