Prior to beginning your assignment, read Chapters 7 and 8 of the textbook, and Creating an ethical workplace (Links to an external site.) . For this assignment, you will take on the role of a mid-level organizational manager. In your current job role, you have noticed that the organizational culture is contributing to some unethical decision making by subordinates and peers. You feel strongly that leadership must be not only made aware of the situation but also given appropriate solutions. To communicate with the CEO and shareholders, you must create a memo. In the memo, you will explain the issues, as well as offer appropriate solutions. For help in the format and writing style of a memo use Good example of a persuasive memo. In your memo include: Header: with To, From, Date, and Subject Introductory paragraph One to two paragraphs outlining the issues. Three to six paragraphs describing solutions A closing paragraph that summarizes the information. In the memo:
Describe the issues of the current ethical culture Describe which stakeholders are affected by the issues, such as employees, shareholders, local community, society, etc. Formulate a plan to change the ethical culture Convince the CEO and shareholders of the importance of the changes Memos are a business style of writing rather than academic. You do not need to use in-text citations in the memo. However, your work should be paraphrased rather than quoted. You must include a reference page to demonstrate the use of any resources. attached is how the memo should look.
You created a unique challenge last week in our meeting when you stated the projected sales goals for the coming year—an increase of 18 percent. Asking us to consider ways to reach that outcome led my team to start an ongoing discussion of creative ways to meet that challenge.
The use of the Internet has repeatedly surfaced in these conversations. The company’s Internet site has an abundance of information about the company, our product line, and our dedicated service attitude. A number of my clients have commented on the professional, well-designed look of our site.
Members of our sales team have mentioned repeatedly that customers are requesting online ordering at our website. This feedback supports market information that consumers are more comfortable with online buying as issues of security and privacy have been addressed. They appreciate the convenience of sitting at their home computers, and we can reach people that we would not otherwise. The attached articles document the expanding consumer usage of the Internet and the increasing online sales our competitors in the industry have experienced over the last three years. Note the 18 percent increase in Space Trade’s business last year, an interesting statistical coincidence.
As we all understand, resources for business expansion of any kind at this time are limited. However, I have developed a close friendship with Daniel Liston, a local Internet consultant, who projected that adding ordering capabilities to our website would pay for itself within two to three months. Also he would be an asset to the development of this project.
With our goals in mind and this potential for growth, would you grant me the authority to write a request-for-proposal to expand our current Internet capabilities to include a purchase option? Additional research of the process, the knowledge of an expert, and a driving desire to achieve our upcoming sales projection should produce a practical plan for meeting the needs of our company and, more importantly, the needs of our customers.