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TOPIC: Formal vs Informal communication

Formal vs Informal communication 8 years 11 months ago #2242

  • Maurice Bennett
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Since email is considered to be informal and a report is considered to be formal, if I send a formal report via email (attachment) what type of communication is this?

Re:Formal vs Informal communication 8 years 11 months ago #2245

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It would be formal because your communication is contained w/in the report. In this case, email is just the delivery method.

A report is a formal document, but think of an email as the equivalent of an informal note. So your example is very similar to handing someone your report with a yellow sticky note stuck on top.

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