Xcom 285 Final Business Writing Portfolio

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Business Writing Portfolio
Erika Alvarado
XCOM/285 Essentials of Managerial Communication
Axia College Xcom285 has taught me many valuable assets that I can use in my future, but I believe that the most valuable thing that I have learned is that communications is not just talking. Communications is about listening and writing as well. It is important in business communications to understand that to effectively communicate one need’s to tune into everything that is going on around him or her. This means that he or she needs to understand the audience, the purpose of, and the most effective way to deliver or receive the message. When discussing resources businesses use to effectively communicate, I learned other methods of
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For each e-mail:
· Describe any content and formatting errors found.
· Determine if the content is appropriate for a workplace setting. If it is, explain why. If not, identify the errors made and rewrite the e-mail, to be appropriate.

E-mail One
To: Tom
Subject line: Talent Reallocation


This e-mail is in reference to the two employees who are going to be terminated Friday. We have determined that they are Nicole Stone and Lorenzo Torres. As we discussed yesterday, their performances are not on par with those of other employees in the accounting department; interventions with these employees have not been successful in helping them improve their performance. Let’s plan to meet with them individually in the conference room between 3:00 and 4:00 p.m.

Responses to questions 1 and 2.

· I think that the subject line content is incorrect. The e-mail talks about two employees who are going to be terminated but the subject line states “Talent Reallocation.” I’m not sure it fits with the rest of the e-mail.
· It appears as if Andrea is a manager writing to another manager Tom. Because it does not give positions, I assume they are both management. The content of this e-mail sounds appropriate for a workplace because managers writing to managers can go by first names. The e-mail does disclose who the employees who will be terminated are, but it