Social media has had a real impact on not only our ability to communicate but how we communicate.  Emoticons, twitter sized 140 character thoughts, tiny urls, etc.  The “ease” of communication has also led to a decline in how to communicate.  How prepared is your team when it comes to sending an email, writing a report, or giving written feedback?  And how often can you lay miscommunication at the feet of just plain bad writing?

I wrote the following article for Under 30 CEO about why good writing matters and how to ensure every person on your team is a good writer.  Is this a focus for your team?  Is this something you just assume? Or have you taken steps to incorporate it into your staff training?  Tell me your stories!