c. Secretaries will clean up my writing problems.
In the current work world of tightened budgets and economic downturn, only a few upper-level executives
d. Technical writers do most of the real writing on the job.
Some companies employ technical writers to prepare manuals, documentation, and public documents,
e. Today’s sophisticated software programs can fix any of my writing mistakes.
Today’s style-, grammar-, and spell-checkers are wonderful aids to business writers. They can highlight
f. I can use forms and templates for most messages.
Books and computer programs can provide dozens of ready-made letters or pattern paragraphs for which
1.7 Exploring Work-Life Balance and Tweeting About It
Answers will vary. Examples could look something like this:
Are smartphones and social media to blame for lost work/life balance? http://tinyurl.com/pafppw2
#worklifebalance (112 characters)
[Mike Harden. 2015, January 3. Why work-life balance is a myth. The Huffington Post.]
Survey identifies five trends that have killed work-life balance http://tinyurl.com/o6ah8xx #worklifebalance
[Akane Otani. 2015, May 5. Five charts that show work-life balance is dead. Bloomberg
Note: To facilitate the character count for Twitter, be sure to enable “column” to show up on the bottom of
the MS Word frame. Open the pop-up menu that will allow you to select “column” by right-clicking the
status bar on the bottom of the MS Word window and checking the appropriate box.
Social Media Posts
Compelling advice from an executive coach: The idea of work/life balance is flawed because a perfect
balance can’t be achieved. Do you agree?
[Mike Harden, Huffington Post, 23 words]
The article discusses a study of full-time workers who experience much pressure because they
are always on call and struggle to balance work and leisure. Is your life well balanced?
[Akane Otani, Bloomberg Business, 30 words]
Note: A social media post is usually written with the expectation that it will elicit a response.
Executive coach and blogger Mike Harden decries the comingling of work and leisure. He blames mobile
devices and social media for sapping workers of time, thus shortchanging their families because they are