MEMO - BUSINESS ETHICS MANUALS & TRAINING
This memo is based on a hypothetical situation that might happen in the workplace. The memo, however, is written using real information. The research is an important part of this memo.
Recently an employee where you work was accused of unethical conduct on the job. The employee insists that the company provides no guidelines regarding on the job behavior because no published ethics manual or code of conduct exists. Without such guidelines, the employee argues that a reprimand is inappropriate.
Your supervisor requests that you use phone calls and/or email to quickly research whether other businesses in your community have published ethics manuals or codes of conduct that detail appropriate and inappropriate behavior while at work. The supervisor is also interested in whether training regarding ethical behavior is provided by other businesses, and whether other business managers believe that providing written ethical guidelines and training is, or would be, a good idea.
1. Complete the research using phone calls and/or email to several businesses.
2. Develop an introduction describing your needs regarding this memo. Develop several problems to complete the content. Develop a closing statement for the person that provides information. Be prepared for rejection!
3. prepare the memo as to the supervisor. That actual research was performed needs to be made clear with specifics and details. Multiple paragraphs will be needed.
4. Determine an effective subject line.