A memorandum, or memo, is a document used to convey a simple and relatively small bit of information. Within an organization or business, a memo is used to relay information ranging from company/organization announcements to payroll changes.
A memo should be simple and short. A memo is not an in-depth explanation or description. Typically, memos are used within an organization. They are not formal letters; however, clear and correct language should be used. A memo may be typed on the organization’s letterhead or on plain 8½ x 11-inch paper.
A memo’s format will vary from organization to organization. You may find that your organization will have a preset format that it would like to use; however, all memos will include the following information in this order:
Although it is an informal means of communication, a memo is an official document. Often, memos are used to record company activity. Remember to keep them as professional as possible.
Recently, there has been a problem with associates parking in unauthorized places. Associates are parking in fire zones and on the grassy areas surrounding parking lots.
Please inform your associates that any vehicles parked in unauthorized zones will be towed. WRITE Technologies is working to alleviate the current parking shortage by building a parking garage. Until the parking garage is complete, please remind your associates that they are to park in designated parking spots only.