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Announce a holiday work schedule Announce an employee training session Delegate a special project Delegate follow-up on a complaint from a customer Delegate new or additional duties Follow up after a meeting to review decisions and assignments Notify employees of a new policy or a change in an existing one
- Clearly state your request or indicate what needs to be done and give as much detail as necessary for the task, project, or other assignment to be accomplished. If a problem needs to be resolved, clearly indicate what the problem is and, if desired, how you would like it to be solved.
- Give the reason for the directive, if desired.
- Specifically state how you expect the reader to proceed in order to accomplish the task.
- Give the deadline for which the task or project should be completed. Arrange for follow-up or evaluation if needed.
- Mention the benefits of the directive to the people involved, if applicable.
- You might include the names of individuals the reader could contact or identify available resources that can help him/her to complete the project or other assignment.
- If appropriate, offer to give assistance if needed or offer to answer any questions or address any concerns or problems that arise.
- Thank the reader and close by expressing your confidence that he/she can complete the task at hand.