There is a war in the workplace over the use of good grammar and language, and the good guys and gals are losing it. Of course, PR Daily
readers understand this—they’re the ones in the trenches.
The Wall Street Journal
’s Sue Shellenbarger on Tuesday took note of the conflict:
“Managers are fighting an epidemic of grammar gaffes in the workplace. Many of them attribute slipping skills to the informality of email, texting and Twitter where slang and shortcuts are common. Such looseness with language can create bad impressions with clients, ruin marketing materials and cause communications errors, many managers say.
“There's no easy fix. Some bosses and co-workers step in to correct mistakes, while others consult business-grammar guides for help. In a survey conducted earlier this year, about 45 percent of 430 employers said they were increasing employee-training programs to improve employees' grammar and other skills, according to the Society for Human Resource Management and AARP.”
It’s a great story. Read it here
. Afterwards, visit PR Daily
’s Writing and Editing
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