You have recently been hired as a Business Communication Analyst. In this role, you are responsible for writing reports and proposals for a variety of audiences and purposes.
For this assignment, choose a scenario from the two scenarios that are described in the Short Report Scenarios [docx file, 13KB] document. Your job is to choose the most appropriate type of report (informational or analytical) and the best approach (direct or indirect) and compose a draft of approximately 1 to 1-1/2 pages (500-750 words). Use the internal proposal format in Chapter 10 of Bovee and Thill (2016, 7th ed.) for this assignment.
Follow this naming convention for your file before submitting it. The file should be Word or txt (No PDF): LastnameFirstinitialAssignmentLetterNumberLetterNumber. For example: HoneaSM5A1. To be accepted, the file must be Word or txt and must be in the above naming convention.
Module Notes: Reports and Other Longer Documents
Bovee, C. V., & Thill, J. V. (2016). Business communication essentials: A skills-based approach (7th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson Education, Inc./Prentice Hall.
Chapter 10, Understanding and Planning Reports and Proposals
Appendix A, Format and Layout of Business Documents
Rough Draft of a Short Report Student: Professor: Course title: Date: MEMORANDAM To: John Adamson CEO, Bell Agencies From: Mary Kay Business Communications Analyst, Bell Agencies Date: 18/09/2016 Subject: Differences between leasing and buying upgrade options The purpose of this report is to describe the differences between 2 computer upgrade options. The problem faced by the company is that the company needs to upgrade its end-user computer equipment which includes printers, monitors, laptop computers and desktop computers. At the moment, the company has a workforce of 100 people and is growing. In essence, thirty-percent of staff members need to use laptop computers rather than desktop