Guidelines for Weekly One-Page Case Study Memo Effective decision making requires effective communication to senior management. Gaining that management attention requires mastery of the ability to communicate concisely and efficiently your assessment of an issue, your recommended course of action, and the background and rationale for that recommendation. For many decision-makers, this means putting everything on one page. For each case study assigned in this course you will be required to submit a one-page paper in the form of a memo. Format: 1) 2) 3) 4) Your memo should be no more than one page in length. It may be singlespaced, space-and-a-half, or double-spaced. No less than 11 pica type. Leave enough white space for grader’s comments. No less than one-inch margins. Use proper grammar, spelling, and syntax. No typos. Your name should appear in the top right-hand corner of the paper. The memo should begin with “To: ______, From: ______, Subject: ______.” Content: 1) 2) 3) Select a perspective from which to write the memo. This means to decide who the memo’s sender is and to whom he/she is writing. The sender may be you, a person in the case, or someone else. The recipient may likewise be your instructor, someone in the case, or someone else. Your paper should clearly set forth the main issue(s) in the case, provide brief analysis and background and come to a policy/conclusion via some combination of recommendations, observations, critique or lessons learned. Make sure your analysis supports your conclusions. Be clear, and don’t hedge your bets or equivocate.