Hello Guys,
Im working with an IT company in Gujarat.one employee always come with argue that you haven't draft letters properly or find out some mistakes in my work however my work is perfect and my letter drafting is correct.and my boss is tell both of us that you are right.he want to balance both side but i feel bad that as HR i know rules & Regulation so why he/she teach me on the floor.
pls give me suggetion .
Jazz Pearl

From India, Ahmedabad
Dear Jazz,

If your colleague criticises on your drafting then you should not feel bad about it. A constructive critism is better than false praise. In fact by taking neutral stand, your manager is doing more harm than good. He should have guided you on taking some course on "Business Writing". Is your manager also not so good at drafting? Why is your colleague is doing what your manager supposed to do?

Learning drafting is a life long process. Though I conduct training on "Business Writing Writing Skills", many times I also end up in committing mistakes.

Coming back to your drafting. Your post gives testimony of your poor drafting. The way you have written your post goes on to show that you have to go a long way in improving drafting skills. Instead of nursing grudge against your colleague, take his/her feedback sportingly and seriously. Keep notes of what tips he gave to you. Don't repeat those mistakes. You not only need to learn structure of business writing but grammar as well.

You asked for feedback from other members on how to handle your critique but ended up in getting more criticism. I also have critised you but then what I wrote is in your interest.

If you do not develop your drafting skills, these very skills will hold back your growth that is for sure. Leadership demands not only reading between the lines but writing between the lines as well. Forget about writing anything in between, as of now you are unable to write the lines also. So what does this portend?


Dinesh V Divekar

From India, Bangalore
I fully endorse the views of Dinesh.It is true that jazz could not recognize couple of mistakes in the said post that are a true reflection of the fact that every human being tends to berlive on his perfection in delusion. I too suggest Jazz to introspect on healthy & positive criticism for own improvement.
From India, Lucknow
Very true Mr. Divekar.
Very often our instant reaction to criticism is that 'we' are correct, and the 'others' are unjustified in their criticism. Many of us believe that we are perfect and are incapable of making mistakes. This is not a healthy attitude to life and certainly not helpful on the professional front. This attitude closes the mind to learning and hinders development.
Ms. Jigna Gohel,
As HR professionals, our knowledge of the policies and processes may be impeccable, but, we also need to be able to communicate the same effectively. Incorrect grammar leads to ineffective communication. Also, people relate good language skills with effectiveness and capability. So it would do you a lot of good to work on your grammar and language skills.
In your best interests,

From India, Madras
Dear Jazzz,
Chill dear don't worry. No body is perfect in this earth.
Well, my advice for you is to make him (your colleague) your best buddy because Willy-nilly he/she is improving you.
Take the things in a positive way and think only he (your colleague) is person in your entire organisation who wants you to improve.
Chill HR

From India, Gurgaon
Dear Jazzz,
Go through your query posted. There are many mistakes.
for eg.
1. Addressing to seniors must be always respectful. Hello, does not create any respect to seniors.
2. Starting with new sentence, first alphabet should be in capital.
Please ensure you are correct in drafting.
Sanjay Thombare

From India, Nagpur

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