Professional communications in the workplaceRecently, you were advised by your manager that your
employee used the company computer to post some messages to her friends on a social
networking site. This is clearly against the company's policy, which states
that "no employee will use the company computer for personal
activities." You schedule a meeting to speak with the employee about this
violation of policy.
What are some of the considerations that will apply to this
situation when relaying the bad-news message to the employee during the
What type of communication channel would you propose (and
why) to advise the employee of the meeting?
Should the content of the communication be direct or
indirect, and why?
What type of evidence would you use to prove your point?
How will you close the meeting?