Meet Jane. She’s a manager at our example company. Jane has a great team, but still she wastes about 5 hours a week correcting problems in the writing produced by her team members.
If Jane’s hourly rate is $40 an hour, that 5 hours is costing our company $200 a week.
If the company has 8 managers, we can calculate the total wastage at about $1600 a week (assuming they each spend about the same amount of time on improving their team’s writing).
Over a working year, the costs mount up to more than $73,000. And chances are these calculations are on the low side for many organisations.
Time to make some big savings
Now that you’ve thought about the true costs of wasting time on poor writing, find out how to turn around your writing culture.