It is never easy delivering bad news and certainly is tough during this time as we have a lot of not so great news going on. People are getting laid off, learning not great health news and more.
So this week I want you to focus on how would you deliver bad news. You can pick whatever situation you want, so it could be firing someone, layoffs or something else. Describe the situation first and why you need to deliver this news and then explain how you would deliver it.
Complete the formal analytical report that you described in your proposal. The report must do the following:
- define a problem,
- analyze the criteria for a satisfactory solution,
- propose one or more alternative solutions, and
- argue for the solution that satisfies the criteria best.
The problem may involve an institutional, technical, or public policy issue that you are working on or have worked on in your other courses; or it may be something related to an organization to which you belong, or it may be related to a job that you’ve held or now hold, or it may be a new area that you are interested in.
The solution to the problem may involve coming up with an original design, choosing between available alternatives, or providing needed information. See this report as a place to demonstrate everything that you’ve learned so far about communication in writing in this course.
This report will be done over the next few weeks with specific parts you will submit each week.
Week 10: Introduce the topic, discuss report writing in a broader context, work on problem statement and factoring. Use Discussion for the student to post factors. (you will turn in a rough draft of this)
-Week 11: Focus on research. Search terms. Sources. Incorporate library modules
(turn in a draft of at least 3-5 references you have found to support your research a list of references turned in on a word doc will be sufficient.
-Week 12: Focus on organizing data. Work on writing. Parts of the report. (Turn in a rough draft of all the info meaning it’s not perfect this is just to see you start to put the work together and show a working draft). I will give you feedback to make the final changes for your final to turn in.
Week 13: Report due.
I have attached the tips sheets below on how to write this with examples on this approach.