Assignment 4: Communication Methods
First, choose five (5) different communication methods listed in Chapter 8 and identify an advantage and a disadvantage for each one.
Second, for the following four (4) scenarios, decide which method would be most effective and justify your answer. Draft a form of communication for each.
Write a three to four (3-4) page paper that addresses the following scenarios:
•One of your employees is constantly late, leaving food and drinks at the work station, and you are forced to address the situation.
•You need to let all employees know about a company special event.
•You hear from a friend that a client is about to sign a contract with one of your present competitors.
•You have three bids on a piece of equipment and you need to get a management decision on purchasing.
The format of the paper is to be as follows:
You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.
Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.
Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.
The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.
•Typed, double-spaced, Times New Roman font (size 12), one-inch margins on all sides, APA format, a Microsoft Word document.
•Use headers for each of the subjects being covered, followed by your response.
•In addition to the three to four (3–4) pages required, a title page is to be included. The title page is to contain the title of the assignment, your name, the instructor’s name, the course title, and the date.
Stuart, B. E., Sarow, M. S., & Stuart, L. (2007). Integrated business communication:
In a global marketplace. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
MGT 505 Communication Methods