How to Make Your Business Writing Readable (With Real-Life Examples) How many times have you had a coworker ask you a question you’d already answered in an email?
It’s easy to blame it on sheer laziness, but the truth is your teammates are drowning in information. Between the barrage of messenger pings, document updates, and text messages — not to mention the mind-boggling average of 121 emails a day — the average knowledge worker is just trying to keep their head above water. If they took the time to read every word they’re sent, they’d never get anything done.
Luckily, there are people in the world whose job is to write words that grab people’s already overloaded attention. Those people spend mountains of time and money on research to understand how people process words online — and, better yet, what makes people stop mid-scroll and take action. Those people are called marketers. We’ve distilled those mountains of marketing research into proven tips — with real-life examples — that will help you write words your teammates actually read. Say less. Guide: Understand team effectiveness.
Much of the work done at Google, and in many organizations, is done collaboratively by teams.
The team is the molecular unit where real production happens, where innovative ideas are conceived and tested, and where employees experience most of their work. But it’s also where interpersonal issues, ill-suited skill sets, and unclear group goals can hinder productivity and cause friction. Following the success of Google’s Project Oxygen research where the People Analytics team studied what makes a great manager, Google researchers applied a similar method to discover the secrets of effective teams at Google. How to Make Sure Your Virtual Offsite Doesn’t Suck—The Agenda and Team Meeting Tips You Need. For many years now at First Round, we’ve hosted CEO Salons, which are opportunities for founders at companies we’ve backed to come together in small group settings.
There’s dinner, discussion, advice from those walking a similar path — and hopefully, a stronger sense of community that can cut through the isolating fog of company building. In February 2020, Sitka CEO Kelsey Mellard walked through the doors of our San Francisco office for what turned out to be one of our last in-person salons before shelter-in-place set in. As the founder of a rapidly-growing, seed-stage healthcare communications startup, Mellard’s plate was packed. “In addition to launching new clients and growing the team, I was in the thick of planning our annual April retreat,” she says.
“We’ve always been distributed, so every year we vote on what city to meet in, and fly everyone out for four days of work, bonding and strategy setting. Enter Mike Wang. The pair set to work. What followed was a flurry of activity. Mind Sweep Trigger List. An Opportunity Canvas story. I got 'canvas envy' after seeing Jeff Patton's excellent Opportunity Canvas in late 2016, and have been using it in the field ever since.
I've made a few changes to it, as people seem to like more structure, especially when it's run in a group. This version tells a 'story' to gain a shared understanding by using the following flow: • What's our Goal or Mission? • What's the Opportunity? • How will we approach it? • How will we know we are succeeding? (Thanks to Penny Goodwin from the BNZ for her contribution) If you'd like a single page copy of this version of the Opportunity Canvas download a pdf copy here Alternatively, download a Powerpoint version which has a section on each page.
Enjoy telling your own Canvas story! Getting Started with Remote Collaboration. Whether it’s budget cuts, travel restrictions, or health concerns, more and more organizations are being forced to experiment with remote work.
This is a new dynamic for many teams. For some, this means meetings and workshops are postponed or outright canceled. But for others, they need to continue business as usual from outside the office. People feel worried, disconnected, and unsure of how to continue working. At MURAL, we’re determined to help people continue making meaningful connections when they cannot meet in person. It's time to end 9-5 office hours: the business case for the five-hour workday. When he first heard about the five-hour workday, David Rhoads thought: I want to give this to my employees.
David is the CEO of Blue Street Capital, a California-based company that arranges financing for enterprise IT systems. He’s also an avid surfer. So when he saw an article about how Tower Paddle Boards – an online, direct-to-consumer company that sells stand-up paddleboards – had moved to a five-hour workday, he was intrigued. Stephan Aarstol founded Tower in 2010. Stephan was convinced that they could use the same technologies to change how his company worked, not just how it reached consumers. Iprova. Markets.
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