Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Who knew people kept stats like these?

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.

For more on Writing4Results, see http://www.writing4results.com/

For the full Taylor’s Time Tips, click here:

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