Kudos to time management consultant Harold Taylor for digging out cool, often obscure tips and statistics related to productivity.
In his newsletter this week, he includes a little note entitled, “Writing Skills Increase Productivity.” (Actually, what he wrote was “Writing Skills Increases Productivity,” but we know what he meant.)
Here’s Taylor’s item:
A survey of 218 executives by Communispond Inc. revealed that 88% of the respondents rated writing skills between 7 and 10 on a scale of 1 to 10 in terms of importance to productivity.
(Source: Building your Business Writing by Lin Grensing, MW, March/April, 1988)
Okay, so it’s not the most comprehensible statement you ever read. But when you’ve just begun a business-writing training service, and you’re positioning it as a productivity tool, confusing stats are better than no stats at all.
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