asserting expertise in the workplace - Dashboard
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Total Responses
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flag Completed
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do_not_disturb_on Dropouts
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Countries Responses
US 62.07%
CA 8.62%
GB 5.17%
IL 5.17%
IN 5.17%
FR 3.45%
AU 1.72%
NL 1.72%
PL 1.72%
DE 1.72%
RU 1.72%
DK 1.72%
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 3.51%
Disagree 2 3.51%
Neutral 6 10.53%
Agree 23 40.35%
Strongly agree 24 42.11%
Other 0 0%
Total 57 100 %
As a technical communicator, I am recognized as a documentation/language SME (subject matter expert). - Text Data for Other
Documentation/language SMEs receive about the same respect and credibility as technical SMEs.
Answer Count Percent
20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Strongly disagree 17 29.82%
Disagree 20 35.09%
Neutral 11 19.3%
Agree 8 14.04%
Strongly agree 1 1.75%
Total 57 100 %
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 8.77%
Disagree 15 26.32%
Neutral 13 22.81%
Agree 16 28.07%
Strongly agree 8 14.04%
Total 57 100 %
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 3.51%
Disagree 15 26.32%
Neutral 5 8.77%
Agree 21 36.84%
Strongly agree 14 24.56%
Total 57 100 %
How do you establish your expertise in the workplace?
Answer Count Percent
20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
promote my title in email signature 15 8.47%
note arcane grammar errors and other language mistakes 16 9.04%
leverage user feedback/research 25 14.12%
put diploma on cube wall 3 1.69%
speak up regularly in meetings 36 20.34%
provide feedback as first-user 45 25.42%
use competitor's docs as support for points 9 5.08%
cite studies backing my claims 15 8.47%
Other 13 7.34%
Total 177 100 %
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.