As manager of (you choose your company), you’ve noticed that more and more, your employees are on social media pages like Facebook, Linked IN, Instagram (and others) when you walk past their desks. You worry that there may start to be a drain on employee productivity. You think the time has come to send an email to your employees advising them to limit their use of social media in the workplace.
You know that social media does bring the company certain benefits. You don’t want to have the IT person block or monitor the use of social networking sites, nor do you want a strict policy that will actually be counterproductive. So you are going to try to get people to monitor themselves. Think carefully about what you want the employees to do and why. Then, write an email that will get them to change their behavior.
This message should combine elements of bad-news and persuasive message technique.