value-blogging-workplace - Dashboard
100%
timelapse Completion Rate
43
flag Completed
219
visibility Viewed
43
play_circle_outline Started
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do_not_disturb_on Dropouts
4 mins
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Countries Responses
US 51.16%
DE 4.65%
SE 4.65%
ES 4.65%
BE 4.65%
IN 4.65%
RU 2.33%
DK 2.33%
FR 2.33%
VN 2.33%
Unknown 2.33%
GB 2.33%
ZA 2.33%
ID 2.33%
CA 2.33%
IE 2.33%
CN 2.33%
Total 100.00%
Have you ever felt that you're merely documenting solutions, and that the creative/analytical work has already been done and celebrated by others?
Answer Count Percent
20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Never 1 2.38%
Once in a while 9 21.43%
About half the time 11 26.19%
Most of the time 18 42.86%
Always 3 7.14%
Total 42 100%
Do engineers sometimes see documentation as an afterthought, not as a problem to solve worthy in itself?
Answer Count Percent
20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Never 0 0%
Once in a while 3 7.14%
About half the time 11 26.19%
Most of the time 24 57.14%
Always 4 9.52%
Total 42 100%
How do you articulate and communicate the critical analysis and other more creative decision-making you do in the workplace to those around you?
Answer Count Percent
20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
I don't articulate it to others -- the thought behind my work is largely invisible 8 14.81%
I communicate some of it in a newsletter 1 1.85%
I communicate some of it on a email list 5 9.26%
I communicate some of it in meetings 29 53.7%
Other 11 20.37%
Total 54 100%
How do you articulate and communicate the critical analysis and other more creative decision-making you do in the workplace to those around you? - Text Data for Other
12/12/2018 28432684 I talk with individual engineers or the engineering manager about the options I'm considering for documentation
12/05/2018 28172941 I write description documents about why I made particular decisions; this is possible and relevant in current work
11/27/2018 27785475 Slack
11/27/2018 27759006 Documenting a feature often raises design issues that need fixing
11/26/2018 27724991 In addition to being the sole tech writer, I also sometimes function as a tester. I sometimes lay out my analysis in the form of test results. (I just did that today!)
11/20/2018 27535791 I articulate it to myself then make an action list and carry that out amidst my docs tasks.
11/20/2018 27533477 Through comments on doc Jira tickets pending SME approval (mostly POs and PMs)
11/19/2018 27507462 Informal conversations
Will writing and sharing more of your tech comm thoughts with others influence them to feel more value toward your role and tasks?
Answer Count Percent
20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Very unlikely 1 2.38%
Unlikely 9 21.43%
Neutral 11 26.19%
Likely 16 38.1%
Very likely 5 11.9%
Total 42 100%
What type of documentation projects excite you the most?
Answer Count Percent
20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Projects that I join from the beginning so that I'm a more full-fledged participant and contributor throughout 23 31.94%
Projects that have lots of challenges where I might have learn new technologies or devise new publishing solutions 25 34.72%
Let's be real -- creating documentation rarely excites me; it's mostly drudgery 3 4.17%
Projects where my main role is not technical writing but rather information design, information architecture, content strategy, or some other related specialization 20 27.78%
Other 1 1.39%
Total 72 100%
What type of documentation projects excite you the most? - Text Data for Other
11/26/2018 27744378 Learning new technologies that are not related to writing or publishing