|-to explain something or make something clear|
|Your plan for departure is so sudden. Could you elucidate the reasons for your resignation?|
|-urgent or needing to be dealt with immediately|
|Politics is one of the pressing issues in our workplace.|
|-something that makes a situation more difficult, or the act of doing this|
|Kim’s absence would definitely cause a major complication to the team.|
|4. iron (something) out|
|-to put something into a finished state by solving problems, removing differences, or taking care of details|
|The president expects to iron out the company’s financial issues at the conference next week.|
|-the fact of accepting that something is true or right|
|Please send your acknowledgment response once you receive the invite for tomorrow’s company event.|
|4.iron (something) out|
To: Jake Santiago
Subject: Internal Communication Problem
Dear Mr. Santiago,
As it was elucidated in our meeting, there is a pressing issue concerning internal communication in the office. I found out that this has been happening with several teams.
We are certain that this was brought about by some employees’ lack of effort to check their e-mails regularly.
This complication was emphasized by the increase of misinformed employees. There have been cases when employees are unaware of announcements and events.
We think that we have to put forward a stricter e-mail policy to iron this out. It should highlight the importance of sending acknowledgment replies for every e-mail received.
I look forward to hearing from you regarding this matter.
|You noticed that there is a communication problem in your team. As a team leader, you need to write an e-mail to your manager to sort out the issue. Kindly read through your e-mail to your tutor, who will play the manager’s role. Please use the following structure as your guide:
1) Disclose the communication problem.
2) Identify the root cause.
3) Describe its outcome.
4) Propose a scheme/solution.
|1.||What is the importance of proper communication in the workplace?|
|2.||What are some ways to improve workplace communication?|