Option #2: PetroCo Refinery Case Study
Go to pp. 111-112 in Leadership Communication and read the Case Study on PetroCo Refinery. Do the assignment on page 112:
Draft an email to the site services managers scheduling a meeting to discuss the budget (alternatively, you may choose to create a meeting request). Since you have no direct supervisory control, it will do little good to demand cuts; in fact, a demand to cut budget might result in the loss of a service that matters most to you! Therefore, consider your strategy and your persuasive approach carefully as you prepare the email. You may also consider whether to use a direct or indirect approach to the memo. Remember to craft a clear and complete subject line for the memo, provide all the information they need to attend the meeting, and close with the next steps or how to contact you for further information. In addition, consider what you might want to send to your audience to help prepare them for the meeting. Include a list of the attachments you would include with this email along with a brief explanation of why you would include them.
Refer to this week’s readings for more information on the four steps. Your email and supporting documents should conform to CSU Global Writing Center (Links to an external site.), and include appropriate references. The CSU Global library is a great place to locate these resources. Refer to the rubric for grading details.