Write a memo to tell the person whose report you have read that the company/community/etc.

Step 3: Write a memo to tell the person whose report you have read that the company/community/etc. WILL NOT be implementing the recommended solution to the problem he/she has proposed. You will have to be creative in offering reasons why the solution cannot be implemented (money, opposition from stock holders, higher command or management, etc., are typical reasons for such decisions).

Here is a helpful explanation of how to handle such a memo:

Bad News Memos

Post your research report draft as your first response to this discussion post. Post your memo as your second response to the person you have chosen.

This exercise gives you practice in one of business/professional writing’s toughest tasks – saying no.

Remember, try to follow the advice from “Writing a Bad News Message.” Saying no to a request is difficult, but with the strategies you’ll learn in the readings mentioned above, you’ll be able to convey the message effectively.

Doing this should give you all the knowledge you need to give your classmate bad news. 🙂