move forward on acquiring a company. A person with his position and stature in the company should be addressed more formally instead of a fellow peer in the company.

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Evaluating Communications

In my business communications class we were divided into learning teams and one of

our assignments was to write memos to a member in the company about making a decision on

acquiring a company and the learning team I was assigned to have to choose on whom to inform

within the company about the decision that was made. The team did not encounter any problems

with communicating each other due to the leadership style that is used in the scenario. In the

following passage, I will evaluate myself as well as the learning team’s form of communication

that was used for our assignment.

The ethical implications in this scenario is the decision acquire a company for the

business to increase its portfolio however, the accountants responsible for acquiring information

have an ethical responsibility to the shareholders and other entities in the company to use due

diligence to come up with a decision that would be beneficial to the company. By taking all

of these facts into consideration, will allow me to better evaluate this scenario since there are

several coworkers who are interested in this decision like the sales manager and peers in addition

to superiors like the CEO of the company.

The learning team each wrote the evaluation in a memo to a member of the company

and the communication that was used conveyed the message was communicated clearly and

it was also stated clear enough where it was understood by the members who were informed

about the decision. There was enough information provided in the communique to give a clear

understanding what was the decision is moving forward, it did not have any unrelated statements

in the memo. Having said that, there are other forms of communications that the team should

have used instead of the entire team using a memo to address their coworkers and superiors. The

CEO of the company received a memo concerning the company’s decision whether or not to

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move forward on acquiring a company. A person with his position and stature in the company

should be addressed more formally instead of a fellow peer in the company. The information

should have been sent to him in an e mail or a formal letter.

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