Collaborative Business Writing

Administrative Skills


Writing and communication skills have degraded with more and more people communicating through email and instant messaging. Developing writing skills is still important in the business world as is creating proper documents (such as proposals, reports, and agendas) giving you that extra edge in the workplace.

The Collaborative Business Writing workshop will give your participants the knowledge and skills to collaborate with others and create that important document. Your participants will touch on the types of collaboration, and ways to improve them through certain tools and processes. These basic skills will provide your participants with that extra benefit in the business world that a lot of people are losing.

Collaborative Business Writing Course Outline:

Module One: Getting Started
Pre-Assignment Review
Workshop Objectives
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
Consistent Spelling of Commonly Used Words
Numbers as Words or Figures
Case Study
Module Six: Review Questions

Module Seven: Barriers to Successful Collaborative Writing
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
Lessons Learned
Recommended Reading
Completion Of Action Plans And Evaluations

  • Quick Overview - Collaborative Business Writing
  • Tutorials & Quizzes
  • Collaborative Business Writing
  • Practical Activities & Animated Case Studies
  • 01-Collaborative Writing Patterns
  • Module 02 case study
  • 02-Team Leaders
  • Module 03 case study
  • 03-Chief Editor
  • Module 04 case study
  • 04-My Team Members
  • Module 05 case study
  • 05-Building My Team
  • Module 06 case study
  • 06-Planning Tools case study
  • Module 07
  • 07-Methods of Revision case study
  • Module 08 case study
  • 08-Identify Voice and Person
  • Module 09 case study
  • 09-Commonly Misused Words
  • Module 10 case study
  • 10-Identify a Hoarder
  • Module 11 case study
  • 11-Building My Alliances
  • 12-Areas of Improvement
  • 13-People and Problems
  • 14-Becoming a Better Listener
  • 15-Becoming Better Organized
  • 16-Assign Tasks and Duties
  • 17-My Training Manual
  • 18-My Company Handbook
  • Action Plan
  • Recommended Reading List
  • Additional Worksheet Activities
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever