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Will anyone ever want to read what you write at work?

That’s a question asked by Aaron Orendorff in a NYT article, Your Colleagues Don’t Read Anything You Write, in 2020. His answer:

In truth, probably not. We can, however, make it easy on our colleagues to read it, respond to it and take action.

In his article he explains 8 actions you can take in your writing to give yourself the best chance of being read:

  1. Write less often
  2. Use fewer words
  3. Put action words in your subject line
  4. Listen more, say less
  5. Don’t answer, ask
  6. Lead with the need
  7. Write a TL;DR
  8. Write about us, not you or them

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