I was writing a resume for a client last week and one of the past roles he had was as a dispatch officer.  Or is that a despatch officer?

I wasn’t 100% sure, so I did what most people do these days when they don’t know the answer to something.

I googled it.

It turns out that both are acceptable, with dispatch preferred by most.

To dispatch (or despatch) literally means to send off a message, to execute a prompt business transaction or to effect the speedy delivery of goods.

As I considered which one to use, it occurred to me that the spelling of the word didn’t matter, but the meaning did.  Or more accurately, acting on the meaning.

We each have a responsibility to dispatch (or despatch) more.

To get work off our desks and into the hands of our clients.

To stop wasting time and work with greater efficiency.

To share our expertise with others.

To deliver a message that makes a difference in the world.

Dispatch or despatch?

It doesn’t matter which one you use.

What matters is that you do it.

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