Whether you work as a project manager, teacher, engineer or even a freelancer, you are required to communicate with people to do your job well. Although most of us don’t physically jot down notes anymore, writing remains an essential skill regardless of your job scope.
While it is not going to be explicitly stated on your job description, everyone has to communicate clearly on emails or other work-related applications with colleagues, customers and suppliers in a professional manner. More importantly, what you want to communicate has to be clear and concise to provide instructions or make your thoughts known.
Journaling, blogging, or writing anything, are great ways to start honing your literary skills. As you continue to write, you will understand the power of words as well as its limitations as a mode of communications. While words can encourage teamwork and get suppliers and customers to be more empathetic, it can also create miscommunication and ambiguity if not done well. Worse, if you do not have good grammar, you may not be taken seriously in a professional environment.
Besides that, writing also expands your creativity, allowing you to see problems from multiple points of view – with first person, second person and third person perspectives to storytelling. The more you practice writing, the more articulate you will become as you search for words, and the easier you will find it to express your thoughts in words.
This can help you confidently craft proposals at work, express your professional thoughts on LinkedIn or embark on a project like writing a book that you may have always wanted to do.