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Make your writing concise. No one has time or desire to read a novel about your topic. "Just facts, Ma'am." That's what's needed. Quality, not quantity, is best. Winston Churchill is reported to have said to an aide placing a three-inch-high report on his desk, "That report, by its very size, demands that it will never be read." Be sure to read what you write before you send it. No one needs an exercise in endurance to capture your point.
Take every opportunity to put positive information in writing. Thank and congratulate folks. Report on all successes, major and minor. Recommend solutions. Provide updates. When you've got something good to say, Harry Chambers says: "Insure accuracy, provide proof when available or necessary, and distribute communication as widely as possible." Being author of good news can put your name in a positive light when promotion time arrives, too! This has got to be good!
Write as you speak and speak thoughtfully. This is best guideline for written communication at work.
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