Bcom230 Week 3 Team Memo Essay

1599 Words Sep 27th, 2012 7 Pages
interoffice memo

to: Joe smith
FROM: DAVID JONES, B TEAM MANAGER
SUBJECT: COMMUNICATING WITH YOUR NEW TEAM
DATE: 5/27/2012

JOE:

WELCOME TO THE TEAM! SINCE ONE OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES IS TO INTRODUCE NEW EMPLOYEES TO THE REST OF THE TEAM, I THOUGHT I WOULD PUT TOGETHER A BIT OF INFORMATION FOR YOU. I HOPE YOU FIND IT USEFUL. REMEMBER, YOUR OBJECTIVE IS NOT ONLY TO GET NEW EMPLOYEES ACCLIMATED WITH THE COMPANY, BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY TO THEIR TEAMMATES AND THEIR WORK ENVIRONMENT. YOUR BACKGROUND, ALTHOUGH LIMITED WITH COMMUNICATION, WILL HELP TREMENDOUSLY, ESPECIALLY AS YOU BEGIN TO HONE YOUR COMMUNICATION SKILLS. WHEN I FIRST STARTED THIS JOB, I TOO HAD LIMITED BACKGROUND IN GROUP COMMUNICATION. AS I BECAME MORE FAMILIAR
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The diversity of the team is most definitely a positive contribution to the organization. So, I suggest you get to know the team well. This will become your biggest asset!

Might I suggest, when introducing a new employee to the team, to be sure to point out which team member will mentor the new employee. One member of the team may become a greater source of information for the new employee. Keep in mind that some employees may not be the most effective teachers or have welcoming personalities, so be sure to point the new employee in the right direction when performing your introductions. By getting to know the team well yourself, you will be best equipped to direct the new addition within the team.

A helpful thing for you to remember is that there are many different educational levels within the team. Some team members have degrees, some are going to university now and some have only a high school diploma. As a manager, it is important that you treat everyone equally in regards to their educational background. Remember that everyone was brought in to be a part of this team because of their knowledge, experience, drive and ambition. When discussing each team member’s individual goals, should they discuss with you a desire to continue their education in any form, be supportive of them in any way you can. You might direct them to Human Resources, who could guide them better in the

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