F533 W.A. #1
Prof. Raymond H. Berndt
Chapters 1 and 3
#1-16 (a) At the beginning, he doesn’t explain the total meaning clearly, because he uses four sentences to show the subject. So the subject is blurry. He uses negative tone and shows he doesn’t care about his employees’ opinion. According to the the message, “It is too bad that a few bad apples always have to spoil things for everyone.” He is a dictator and likes to make pressure air. In other words, he doesn’t make his employees actively. At the end of this message, he also doesn’t want his employees connect with him and show their opinions. This message is like a judgement.
(b) Hi, Team Members. I want ...view middle of the document...
“Responds to the message”: She should laugh or smile immediately and imagine my life in mind. However, she was worried about me. “Feedback”: She replies an email to me and show her worry about me. Because of our language are different, we use English to communicate. So, she misunderstand something in my email.
In my opinion, the most important part is “The sender encodes the idea as a message” in eight parts. If you description is unclear or emotional, the receiver is not easy to understand the message, or he lost the important information easily.
#1-27 List: 1 How to supervise the employees in acceptable ways?
2 Why the employees violate company policies? Improve them!
3 How to make incentive mechanism to make employees actively?
At first, I can’t report whose behavior that might violate company policies, because ethics make me don’t want to be a squealer. However, I can report their behaviors. Issue 1 is important and need to do it immediately, because it can loss soon. We need to choose methods that make employees acceptable but useful. Issue 2 is the way that could solve essential the problem, because it makes us know the reason. If we solve them, the employees will do better than now. Issue 3 is the last way but the useful way to solve problem, because it can improve employees’ morale. If we do by the list, we could solve the problem.
P85 I wanted to welcome you as soon as possible to our company in the United States. It’s time we meet in person and not just across the sea. I’m pleased to get to know you all, and I will do my level best to let you adapt here.
“ASAP” is too informal, people from Hong Kong may not know that. “Here in the States” is too informal, and referring to the reader as foreign is potentially insulting. Then, we also avoid to use slang that make people confused.
#3-18 I don’ know and understand much about American slang, so I search them from google.
1 Don't forget to clock in, otherwise...