I’m working on a communications writing question and need an explanation to help me learn.
A memorandummemo for shortis a brief written message, usually a page or less in length, that is intended for internal distribution. Today, the standard method of delivery is email.
The Situation: Your client, Patagonia, is going to close its stores, offices and distribution centers for Election Day, to ensure all employees are able to vote in the upcoming Presidential Election.
The Assignment: Write a corporate memo from the Point of View of Patagonia’s CEO to Patagonia employees letting them know about this decision and why it’s important. The memo will be sent via internal email to all employees.
Be sure to include the five key elements of a memo: (1) date, (2) to, (3) from, (4) subject, and (5) message. Keep in mind: the first sentence or paragraph of a memo should contain the key message that would be of most interest to the reader.
Keep the length to one page.