Do you think writing skills are important in the corporate world?

That is a silly question. Of course, writing skills are important. The question should be phrased, “Do you think handwriting skills are important in the corporate world?” It depends on your position. If you are a CEO, handwriting skills are less important, because you can give a typed page to your secretary to handwrite it for you. If you are an employee trying to persuade a committee, or other decision-making group, you need quality handwriting skills if you are going to persuade each individual within that group through a hand-written letter. Handwriting skills are still used for two things, letters of persuasion and thanks. In almost all other cases, technology has taken the place of the pen. [continued…]

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