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3. An effective organizer with skills in:
Monday, September 11, 2000
We have policies to revise/write on the use of computing resources at a university. Want to get better at putting the policy into words, getting it approved and adopted.
“Guidelines to Effective Policies and Procedures”
Robert Gunning “Fog Index” for readability
What is a policy writer?
have facts and figures to support
they are articulate, but do not listen, so you need to take a lot of notes with them
|S||Steadfast||Loyal, team players, reliable, accept suggestions, good listeners,
office is tidy, like privacy, schedules, like stability, do not like change
Have backup, be low key, informal
|C||Conscientious||do not like socializing
get down to details
afraid of criticism of their performance
One element of policy writing that was stressed in the seminar is the importance of presentation and readability. Formatting style and layout are important parts of this. Diagrams are another part. As an example, I used Microsoft Visio 2000's Mind Mapping Tool to sketch some ideas that might be used in a policy document about the use of safety equipment.
Visio Mind Mapping Diagram
Created: Thursday, July 6, 2000 08:35 PM
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