Assignment: Constructing a Memo
For this assignment, you will follow the writing composition process outlined in sectionÂ I. General Composing TechniquesÂ [Research, Organize, Focus, Draft and Edit] and compose a memo based on the following scenario:
Scenario: As a manager, write a memo to your employees about the following situation:
Your company has decided to pilot aÂ flextime program.Â There are two options available. The first option is to work five days a week, but on an earlier or later schedule than the regular 8:00-5:00 workday.Â The second option is working on a compressed schedule of four ten-hour days per week with the extra day off. However, staff must be in the office during regular business hours; everyone must be on the job during certain core hours, and all employees must get their work done successfully.Â
Create a memo to your employees, explaining this new company policy. After completing your memo, describe which step in the composition process was the most challenging for you and why.