Explain how a negative message can be effective. Write a well-formed business letter. Write a well-formed negative message. Negative Communication In Case 3, you are required to write one negative message AND one short essay. Your negative message should demonstrate an understanding in the application of the negative message principles from the background reading. Your short essay should define and explain the negative principles you used from the background reading, how you used them in your essays, and explain the importance and vCase Expectations In the email and letter from Scenario 1, you are expected to apply the concepts on negative communication to demonstrate your ability to communicate effectively in written forms. Please use proper English. Sentences must be properly constructed and free of grammatical and typographical errors. No citations are needed in the written communication. In your summary, you are expected to explain why and how you incorporated the principles you used in writing your email and letter. Your explanation should make use of at least two sources from the required readings. It should be analytical and sufficiently rigorous to demonstrate synthesis of the concepts. The summary is to be prepared as an academic essay. Content should be clearly presented with a logical flow. Formal citations are required, along with a formal bibliography. Case General Expectations In the Case Assignments, students will assume the role of a Manager in Employee Communications! Please the below as references. Christensen, G. J. (2005) Letters … We Get Stacks of Letters and Business Notes. Retrieved on Jan 30, 2015, from http://www.csun.edu/~vcecn006/lettr.html Groopman, J., (2002). Dying words. The New Yorker. Retrieved on Feb 10, 2015, from http://jeromegroopman.com/ny-articles/DyingWords-102802.pdf Sittenfeld, C. (1999). Good Ways to Deliver Bad News. Retrieved on Feb 10, 2015, from http://www.fastcompany.com/36993/good-ways-deliver-bad-news University of Minnesota (2015). Chapter 17: Negative News and Crisis Communication. Business communication for success. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing. Retrieved on January 29, 2018, retrieved from: http://open.lib.umn.edu/businesscommunication/chapter/17-1-delivering-a-negative-news-message/. Xerox (2015). Writing an Effective Business Letter. Retrieved on Jan 30, 2015, from http://www.office.xerox.com/small-business/tips/business-letter/enus.html Yen, Y. (2008, Nov 11). Laid off? No, you’ve been ‘simplified.’ Retrieved on Jan 30, 2015, from http://archive.fortune.com/2008/11/10/technology/layoff_terms.fortune/index.htm SCENARIO Your company has decided to lay off 10 percent of its workforce to maintain profitability. Although every department has participated in cost-cutting measures, expenses continue to mount, and sales are not where they should be. Your direct supervisor, Shirley Schmidt, has asked you to draft an email that goes to the staff whose jobs are untouched by the layoffs. The goal is to assure key employees that management is in control of the situation. You need to emphasize that your company maintains a strong strategic vision, and that management is convinced of the firm’s rosy future in the tech industry. Still, layoffs are necessary to make the company more financially stable. Ever mindful of its people, your company is taking all possible measures to assist those who have lost their jobs. These reductions will help make the firm stronger, says Schmidt. In addressing remaining employees, your message should explain the bad news and strive to preserve employee morale. Decide whether to use the direct or indirect approach. Apply as many concepts as possible from the readings. After you’ve written the letter, write an essay describing how you used the ideas from the readings.