asserting expertise in the workplace - Dashboard
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COMPLETION RATE
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TIME TO COMPLETE
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Countries Responses
US 61.40%
CA 8.77%
GB 5.26%
IL 5.26%
IN 5.26%
FR 3.51%
DE 1.75%
RU 1.75%
DK 1.75%
AU 1.75%
NL 1.75%
PL 1.75%
Total 100.00%
As a technical communicator, I am recognized as a documentation/language SME (subject matter expert).
Answer Count Percent
20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Strongly disagree 2 3.57%
Disagree 2 3.57%
Neutral 6 10.71%
Agree 22 39.29%
Strongly agree 24 42.86%
Other 0 0%
Total 56 100 %
As a technical communicator, I am recognized as a documentation/language SME (subject matter expert). - Text Data for Other
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Documentation/language SMEs receive about the same respect and credibility as technical SMEs.
Answer Count Percent
20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Strongly disagree 17 30.36%
Disagree 19 33.93%
Neutral 11 19.64%
Agree 8 14.29%
Strongly agree 1 1.79%
Total 56 100 %
Product managers regularly override my recommendations and judgment even on matters related to documentation.
Answer Count Percent
20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Strongly disagree 5 8.93%
Disagree 15 26.79%
Neutral 13 23.21%
Agree 16 28.57%
Strongly agree 7 12.5%
Total 56 100 %
I have to make a strong, persuasive case in order for others to accept my judgment on matters related to documentation or language.
Answer Count Percent
20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Strongly disagree 2 3.57%
Disagree 15 26.79%
Neutral 5 8.93%
Agree 20 35.71%
Strongly agree 14 25%
Total 56 100 %
How do you establish your expertise in the workplace?
Answer Count Percent
20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
promote my title in email signature 15 8.67%
note arcane grammar errors and other language mistakes 16 9.25%
leverage user feedback/research 24 13.87%
put diploma on cube wall 3 1.73%
speak up regularly in meetings 35 20.23%
provide feedback as first-user 44 25.43%
use competitor's docs as support for points 8 4.62%
cite studies backing my claims 15 8.67%
Other 13 7.51%
Total 173 100 %
How do you establish your expertise in the workplace? - Text Data for Other
02/26/2019 31700168 cite past experience and frequently ask for clarification
02/18/2019 31195264 I try not to be a grammar Nazi. However, even if people can't produce it themselves, they can recognise when language has been used to create a good descriptions - although as mentioned above, if it's really good, it doesn't stand out!
02/16/2019 31142696 Advocate for creating a positive user experience
02/16/2019 31141596 provide workshops
02/16/2019 31126111 Build apps and catch bugs and usability issues
02/15/2019 31100706 experience in other fields
02/15/2019 31096635 Use proactive approach
02/15/2019 31093861 Publish a quarterly department newsletter
02/15/2019 31092091 Style guides, articles
02/15/2019 31090927 Show/explain the consequences of my proposals and decisions.