Writing is the single most important skill you can develop to succeed in the workplace. Whether you are an architect, a rocket scientist, an accountant, or a software programmer, writing skills are invaluable. Written communication allows you to share your ideas with tens, hundreds, even thousands of co-workers at once. Cultivate and treasure this skill!
Be direct, clear, and concise. Use correct organization, grammar, and punctuation. Ensure that your readers can follow your sentences and understand your points.
If needed, take a writing class to improve your abilities. Identify good writers and ask them to review your writing. Ask to read their writing. Write, rewrite, and rewrite again.
Finally, write with purpose. A college professor of ours once said, “I used to hate writing before I started writing what I cared about.” Writing about boring material is difficult, but writing about your interests is easy. Practice your penmanship by writing about your passions. Apply this principle at work by taking writing assignments that align with your interests.