The Senior Vice President of a FMCG major was horrified to receive a terse call from the Chairman of his Board. The Chairman had received a few statements prepared for the press and was shocked at the mistakes that had crept into the releases. The mistakes were traced back to a young executive who had made the initial drafts.
“Ugh, grammar” said the young executive. “I used to hate it at school. What does it matter now that I am working for such a large organisation? ”
“All the more reason why you should pay attention to grammar” I replied. “After all when you write- a proposal, a pres release, a report or an analysis of a business situation, you ARE your organisation. If you make mistakes, it speaks poorly not only of you but of your organisation as well”.