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    First, choose five (5) different communication methods listed in Chapter 8 and identify an advantage and a disadvantage for each one. (The link to CH 8 is located in the attachment)

    Second, for the following four (4) scenarios, decide which method would be most effective and justify your answer. Draft a form of communication for each.
    Write a three to four (3-4) page paper that addresses the following scenarios:
    One of your employees is constantly late, leaving food and drinks at the work station, and you are forced to address the situation.
    You need to let all employees know about a company special event.
    You hear from a friend that a client is about to sign a contract with one of your present competitors.
    You have three bids on a piece of equipment and you need to get a management decision on purchasing.

    The format of the paper is to be as follows:
    Typed, double-spaced, Times New Roman font (size 12), one-inch margins on all sides, APA format, a Microsoft Word document.
    Use headers for each of the subjects being covered, followed by your response.
    In addition to the three to four (3-4) pages required, a title page is to be included. The title page is to contain the title of the assignment, your name, the instructor's name, the course title, and the date.

    Note: You will be graded on the quality of your answers, the logic/organization of the report, your language skills, and your writing skills.

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    The first method of communication is face to face communication. One advantage is that the message can be strengthened with nonverbal messages in facial, hand movements, body language, and posture. The disadvantage is that the delivery method is very important, and what is said can be misunderstood.
    The second method of communication is a telephone call. The advantage is that a complex message can be delivered which otherwise would take several e-mails. The disadvantage is that a context for the phone talk has to be set up because if the person is engaged in an activity like driving then she might be distracted from getting the message clearly.
    The third method of communications is meetings. The advantage is that meetings are inclusive for both managers and employees. The disadvantage is that meetings are considered a waste of time.
    The fourth method of communication is a memo. The advantage is that the memo provides a hard copy record of the message. The disadvantage is that a memo is impersonal.
    The fifth method of communication is a news letter. The advantage of a newsletter is that it provides management to employee communication. The disadvantage of this type of communication is that the newsletter has low credibility with the employees. They do not believe everything that is written in the newsletters.

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    One of your employees is constantly late, leaving food and drinks at the work station, and you are forced to address the situation. The most appropriate for m of communication is face to face communication. This is ...

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