This chapter will assist you in preparing and writing memos that allow you to communicate effectively in today’s workplace.
The first section explains the basic structure of a memo. The second section offers examples of the most common types of business memos. It concludes by giving you a checklist to keep in mind when writing memos.
A memo is a document typically used for communication within a company.
The basic structure of a memo is discussed in the following pages and illustrated in Figure 2.1 in section 6.
The heading section follows this general format:
|To:||readers’ names or job titles|
|From:||your name or job title|
|Date:||current date is always included (e.g., February 6, 20xx)|
|Subject:||what the memo is about (be specific)|
The purpose section provides a brief statement to direct your reader to the purpose of your memo.