Equality and diversity are often talked about, with modern society thankfully valuing people from all walks of life. But less talked about is unconscious bias, and the way we can inadvertently not promote equality and diversity without knowing it, simply because we don’t like a certain characteristic about someone. So how many people have an unconscious bias where grammar and language are concerned? Quite likely an incorrect use of grammar might lead to assumptions around standard of education, intelligence, pride in your work or eye for detail. Whether you choose to believe they’re important or not, diction, grammar and accuracy are very powerful and can all create first and last impressions.
I’m all for thinking that when all is said and done it’s what you do or say, rather than the way you say it per se that matters the most, but being able to do both is surely a big win!