The importance of the written word in business

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Writing isn’t the easiest business to grasp, but if you do it well, can be one of the most useful skills to have.

Think back over your day. Did you write any emails? Pull together a report? Summarise the action points from a management meeting?

Writing permeates every part of the working day, whether your company manufactures bespoke rag dolls or is a multi-conglomerate purveyor of chocolate.

Micromanagement of outsource workers: the dos and don’ts

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Micromanagement is surely the scourge of outsource work. It can be the result of good intentions or genuine concerns, though more often is related to a lack of trust in the ability of another person to do a job well.

Think about it for a second. Why buy a limousine and drive it yourself? If you spend a lot of time with a worker, helping them with every detail, every consideration; guiding them, checking their quality, picking up any mistakes or issues … you may get great results, but it already cost you two payments – your salary and their payment – as well as precious time for you.