Memo Writing for Rocky Mountain Mutual Analytical Essay by Nicky

Looks at memo writing to resolve a conflict situation at the Rocky Mountain Mutual as an example of less formal business communications.
# 146535 | 1,430 words | 0 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Jan 02, 2011 in English (Misc) , Communication (General) , Business (General)


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Description:

This paper first describes memos as short, concise written information directed at informing an employee of the plans of an other employee. Next, the author relates the situation at Rocky Mountain Mutual and presents the resulting memo. The paper evaluates this memo based on its structure, format, organization, recognition of the status and personal characteristics of each party and the use of the "you-attitude" technique to capturing and keep the attention of the reader.

Table of Contents:
Introduction
The Situation - Rocky Mountain Mutual: Promoting Fun or Fitness?
The Memo Addressing the Situation
Guidelines Used in Writing the Memo

From the Paper:

"Believing that increased use of the Fitness Center would reduce both medical costs as well as absenteeism, Joseph Mirola encouraged the Rocky Mountain employees to use the center more. The immediate results were however limited. He then implemented the Wellness Program within his department - it stimulated exercise through the concepts of peer encouragement and team-building. Since the commencement of the program, eight months before, the Mirola's department has registered a 5 percent reduction in absenteeism and an 18 percent increase in productivity."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bowman, J.P., 2002, Writing Persuasive Messages, http://homepages.wmich.edu/~bowman/c4eframe.html last accessed on February 3, 2009
  • Conger, J.A., 1997, Inspiring Others: The Language of Leadership, http://pages.stern.nyu.edu/~wstarbuc/mob/conger.html last accessed on February 3, 2009
  • Thomas, J., Rocky Mountain Mutual: Promoting Fun or Fitness? University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Retrieved from http://www.businesscommunication.org/publications/bcq/cases/Rocky_Mountain.pdf on February 3, 2009
  • 1995, Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English, Pearson Education Limited
  • 2009, Memo Writing, OWL Purdue, http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/590/01/ last accessed on February 3, 2009

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