Assignment 1: Professional Email Message
Week 2 and worth 100 pointsChoose one of the professional scenarios
Write a Professional Email Message (in the form of Figure 5.
on page 76 ofBCOM7
) from the perspective of a character in the
The email should address the communication issue provided in
the scenario and should be addressed to another character from the
The message should take the form of an email; however, you will
submit your assignment to the online course shell.
email message must adhere to the following requirements:
- Address the communication issue from the scenario.
- Request a face-to-face meeting to discuss the issue (at a specific time).
- Concentrate on the facts of the situation and avoid using overly emotional language.
- Assume your recipient is learning about the situation for the first time through your communication.
- Use a descriptive subject line or heading.
- Include an appropriate and professional greeting / salutation.
- Use email form including: To:, From:, Subject:, and Signature.
- Clarity / Mechanics:
- Focus on clarity, writing mechanics, and professional language/style requirements.
- Run spell/grammar check before submitting.
Your assignment must:
typed, single-spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with
one-inch margins on all sides. Check with your professor for any
shows up to work approximately five minutes late this morning, walks silently
(but quickly) down the hallway and begins to punch in at the time clock
located by the front desk. Kim, the front desk manager, says,
"Good morning, John," but John simply ignores her, punches in, and
heads into the shop to his workplace. Kim rolls her eyes, picks up the
phone, and dials the on-duty manager to alert her that John just arrived and
should be reaching his workplace at that moment.
is the lead on a project with a team of six other people. The project involves using an outside
vendor’s software. Without consulting
Savannah, Amber (a senior team member) sends a professional email to the
vendor asking for a change to the existing software. The vendor responds to the entire team
expressing concern over making the requested change.
has worked for the company four years.
During that time, he had one manager and three difference supervisors
without any major conflicts. Due to a
merger, the management structure changed and Paul’s former manager Pat is now
the general manager. Sharon, Paul’s
new manager, has a meeting with Paul over concerns that proper protocol is
not being followed. Sharon tells Paul
he must conform to the proper procedures or he will be written up. Paul protests as the process he uses was
designed as a work around by Pat.
Sharon writes Paul up for insubordination.