Interoffice Memos and the Related Ethics
You have just been appointed to head up the committee to plan the upcoming holiday party for your company, which employs around three hundred people. Susan, Mark, John, and Kathy have also been appointed to this committee. You have worked with Susan before and know that she will be a great worker. You have met Mark and Kathy, but do not know much about them. Unfortunately, you have heard that John can be difficult to work with. At any rate, you are really excited about planning this party and know that leading this committee will be a great opportunity to show your leadership skills.
Based on this scenario and your understanding of how to write internal e-mails, respond to the following:
- Create an e-mail draft (TO FROM DATE SUBJECT) (FORMAT as an email) you want to send to your committee members about an initial meeting to discuss the party (SET UP THE MEETING — day, date, start and end time, location). In the e-mail, include any information you think is appropriate to get everyone excited and on board to make this the best holiday party ever (including your CONTACT INFORMATION in the closing, email, phone, office location).
Then, respond to the following:
1. As you developed this e-mail, what did you consider including in the message? Why did you feel that was important to include?
2. Were there any topics that you decided would be best not to include in this message? What were they and why did you choose not to include them?
3. Were you concerned about how formal or informal this e-mail needed to be? Why?
4. Is it ethical to include blind carbon copies (BCC) in business e-mails? Give reasons for your agreement or disagreement.
5. The information you have heard about John being difficult to work with has you concerned. Do you plan to communicate with him before the initial meeting? If yes, what method will you use to communicate with him? If no, why not?.
– Include an Introduction and Conclusion to all assignments.
– 1000+ words/writing in your responses (include the ‘word count’ at the end of your work, “Word Count: 1,115 words”.
– Use 3+ sources, using APA (American Psychological Association) with “quotes” (typically 8 to 10 words from a source) in your writing.
– For every source you list at the end of your work, include at least 1 “quote” from that source in your work (Nawrocki, 2020, pg 17).
– Spell out all acronyms the first time used in your work, such as SUO (South University Online).
– Use an OUTLINE for your work (with a topic/title for each section, such as “Introduction”, “Main Topics”, “Conclusion”.
PARTICIPATION POSTS, 3 posts, on 3 days (100 to 300 words/writing per post) (2 posts to other students, 1 post to me/instructor) (20 points weekly, 5 weeks, is 100 points total, equals 1 letter grade). Include students names in your posts (To Sally) and your name (From Instructor Elise).
Participation posts ONLY count in the week they are covered, such as Tuesday (day 1) to Monday (day 7), then closed.
3+ sources are required for every assignment (using APA, “quotes”, required), including:
(1) course textbook.
(2) course online class lecture material.
(3) outside sources with reputable web sites, published, articles, books, etc.