Children’s Poor Spelling and Grammar to Affect Future Business Writing Skills in the UK
How is the decline of the UK’s spelling and grammar skills in children going to affect UK businesses in the following decades?
United Kingdom (PRUnderground) August 22nd, 2013
How is the decline of the UK’s spelling and grammar skills in children going to affect UK businesses in the following decades? Whilst the government has acknowledged the problem of poor writing skills amongst youngsters, UK businesses are sure to suffer as a possible shortage of grammatically correct staff influence the way their companies are portrayed.
Business writing errors undermine your credibility and result in a lack of customer confidence. Misspellings and poor grammar can easily put consumers off. International business to business sales are also likely to be hit which, quite frankly, is an embarrassment to the UK.
Many business services and sales are now dealt with via email rather than in person or by phone. It is essential that your staff have the business writing skills necessary to acquire and close sales.
Some are of the view that writing skills are unimportant, as long as you can get your message across, but what exactly was your message: that you do not pay attention to detail and run a sloppy business? How can a client then believe that you are going to offer an excellent service or quality product?
The important point is that not only the top runners of the business need to show that they are well educated, the lower paid, customer-facing staff should also give a good impression of the business.
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