Leadership Communication Case Study (Essay Sample)
Go to pp. 111-112 in Leadership Communication and read the Case Study on PetroCo Refinery. Do the assignment on page 112: (which is the file that it is attached).
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.
Case study on PetroCo Refinery
To: site service managers
From: budget coordinator
Subject: a need to address rising overhead costs allocation from business unit refineries
Date: 4th June 2015
We as the budget coordination team, we have noticed that costs are quickly rising that the refinery sites may soon become uncompetitive. The team has evaluated the budget and identified that major component of refinery costs consists of an overhead allocation of costs from site service managers. We know that the site service managers are providing various critical services to each refinery such as storehouse services; environmental, safety, and health services; central maintenance, human resources, and training and developments services (Anonymous author, Case study). However, we need to find a way to cut these allocated costs.
So we decide to call a meeting in order to discus...
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