Formal Communication

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Formal Communication

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Formal Communication
XBCOM/230
October 22, 2013

Formal Communication
I feel that I would have to prepare a different formal report for my peers, manager and also the owner of the company. The reason why I feel that I should write three different reports is because each group or individual will all have different informational needs and the managers and owner will have different knowledge on the subject then my peers. I would break each report down in three different levels which would be low, medium and high. It is very important to know the audience that you are going to be giving the report to because this will help improve your communication with them, so that they get a better understanding of your report. I would write my report to my accounting peers with more of the lower end of being formal. I would still make sure it was a good report and they got all the information needed but I would just not make it as intense as it would be for my manager and the company??™s owner. The report that I would use when meeting with my manager would be in the medium formal. The reason why I would put this report more in the medium is because I would not want it to be as laid back as it was with my peers but I wouldn??™t have to make it very high because the manager is my boss, so he/she has an idea of what all is going on. The manager will be the one to make decisions so it is good to increase the formality from the report that you gave to your peers. The report that would be on the higher level would be for the owner of the company. The owner of the company may not be there every day, so he/she may not have all the knowledge of the message that we are trying to cover in our report. However, you want to make sure you cover everything in a clear and professional style.

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