On long car trips, my kids will often play “Would You Rather?”
If you haven’t played, the game poses a question beginning with, “Would you rather…” and then offers a choice between two good options or a choice between two equally unattractive options. Answering “neither” or “both” is against the rules.
With my kids, their questions mostly involve superpowers (Would you rather be invisible or be invincible?); eating things (Would you rather eat a bug or moldy bread?); and school activities (Would you rather be in the science lab all day, or in art class all day?).
Listening to their game made me think about “would you rather” questions for corporate communicators.
So, Ragan readers, which would you rather do?
· Go to that late-afternoon meeting on 401(k) investment options, or write your self-assessment?
· Listen to a presentation filled with terms such as “synergize,” “circle back” and “implement,” or go to the dentist and have a cavity filled?
· Write the CFO’s message for the annual report, or edit the annual report message that the CFO wrote?
· Explain Google Analytics data to your CEO, or edit an article written by the corporate attorney?