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Business Writing Clear and Simple

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Everybody needs a little inspiration now and then—and people in the business world are

no exception.With the pace oftoday’s workforce,and the rate at which things change,some-

times a healthy dose ofmotivation is exactly what is needed to cure the ailing psyche.The

letter below was written to a group ofanxious employees as their company went through

a large merger deal.Throughout the letter,their vice president ofoperations tried to encour-

age them to embrace change,not reject it.His goal was to inspire them to handle the situ-

ation with tenacity,fervor,and poise.

To:All Employees

From:Neil Barret,Vice President ofOperations

Re:Change

Date:April 10,2007

The only constant in life is change.Change is real—change is today—it is

tomorrow—it is your future.The consequences ofchange in your future hinge

upon the quality ofthe choices you make today.

Change represents the unknown.Change produces anticipation,activity,anxiety,

even annoyance,and avoidance.Change also produces a heightening oftension.But,

don’t fear change—address it,manage it,and learn how to make it work foryou.

Managing change is reality—it is what we are required to do,both on and off

the job.It is the manner in which we elect to manage it that is up to us.Making

effective and positive choices in managing change is our ultimate challenge.

What ifyou don’tchange? You will stagnate and eventually regress.Ifyou overly

defend an aging status quo and prefer to live in the past,the world will pass you

by.After all,the only people who want to go back to “those thrilling days ofyes-

teryear”are Lone Ranger fans.

What ifyou fightchange? Try to remember that constructive criticism is good—

it is something that encourages you and allows you to grow and learn.Discus-

sion and negotiation are essential—they are the only paths to a successful life.

So,make the decision to embrace change,not sabotage it.Commit to it.

Changes and choices—they are inevitable.We cannot escape them.We must make

the necessary choices to not only cope with them,but to master them.It is up

to you.What choices will you make?

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