TO: The staff, Maudlin Moments
FROM: Steph Meier, CEO
DATE: 14th December 2015
SUBJECT: CHANGES IN THE COMPANY’S OPERATIONS
The purpose of this Memo is to inform the esteemed workers in this company about several changes in the operation of the company’s daily routine. As you are aware, here in North America, we are new to the design and decorating industry. We had a slow start but that does not mean that we cannot pick up the pace and be ahead of our major competitor. Schmaltzman & Sons Company.
It has come to our attention that the cards and images produced by our company are of poor and undesirable quality. There has been a lot of lazing around and relaxed atmosphere where the staff members of this company are not serious in undertaking their obligations. The writers are writing at their own pace while the artists are not very keen with their work. The team of management has tried an informal method of interaction with the rest of the staff members but it seems that all their efforts have been in vain. Generally, the direction at which this company is heading is not the correct way. We need to do something before it becomes too late.
Due to the issues addressed above, I have sought to come up with strategies as remedies to the problems. The strategies will be as follows.
To set new working hours for the staff and management
Replace the old furniture with new ones
Mandatory sensitivity training to both staff and management beginning from July this year
The board of management and I sat down and discussed these issues and came up with the above solutions which we think would help us achieve our goals as a company. The above strategies are not aimed at punishing the staff or the management but rather help them realize their potential. We believe that if the above steps were keenly followed, Maudlin Moments would be a company to be envied by our competitors.
Again, I would like to clarify the strategies mentioned above.
New working hours
The new working hours will be as follows. We will be having two shifts per day. The artists who make birthday, graduation and holiday cards will be working on the first shift, which will be from 9 am to 5 pm. The other artists who make sympathy, anniversary and parent-in-law birthday cards will work on the second shift, which will be from 5 pm to 1 am. This will allow both categories to have enough time to rest so that they can perform their duties to the maximum.
The new furniture will be bought to replace the old furniture so that our staff can be motivated while performing their duties. We have recently gotten a great deal of vintage schools desks but the only problem is that they are all right-handed.
Mandatory sensitive training
The sensitive training will take place an hour before working hours begin. Please make sure that you come an hour earlier so that you do not miss the classes. There will be different courses such as poetry to help keep in touch with our sensitive sides. The training will only last for two weeks and I was thinking of creating a Nicholas Sparks book club. What do you think about that suggestion? Please feel free to drop your comments and suggestion about the book club in the suggestion boxes.
I will be very delighted to get feedback from you as we prepare to push our company a notch higher.
Attachments: Meeting results, October-November 2015; Meeting findings September-November 2015
This handout will help us understand the arrival of these strategies when we meet in our next Annual General Meeting.