side that could synchronize their efforts had an advantage. However, it would not correct to show Romans marching in step through Rome.
The Roman soldiers were able to move quicker than their enemies were. Everyone knows about the highways built to take advantage of interior lines. Most people do not know that they put heels on their sandals to increase their stride. That gave them an advantage when marching cross-country. These are rather picky and minor points, I know, but I cannot help it.
Below is more from Chapter 8--Written Communications from my e-book, Leadership for New Managers: Book Two, http://smashwords.com/b/300090. Use coupon code WL23B for a free copy. we were discussing the various types of written communications.
Organizations commonly use memos for inter-office communications. Most organizations have a
format for memos. They are appropriate for informal inquires and replies, for keeping others informed of progress, and for extensive messages. Memos should be clear and concise.
Organizations commonly use letters to communicate outside of the organization. Most organizations have special letterhead. Organizations use letters for personal and formal communications including commendations, awards, and for discipline. Once again, letters should be clear and concise.
Organizations use reports to convey information. They use reports for evaluations, analysis (e.g., Cost Benefit Analysis), meeting, recommendations, documentation, and code compliance.
d. Bulletin Boards
Organizations use bulletin boards for formal announcements and as a supplement to other forms
of communications. Update them frequently. Bulletin boards are usually the worst kept and unsightly source of information in any department. Organizational policies may dictate which boards are for unofficial notices where associates can post items. Even so, someone needs to be responsible for that board and every other bulletin board.
To look professional, bulletin boards should have:
-Each memo tacked down on all four corners.
-Each memo approved for posting in advance.
-Periodic review to remove old and unauthorized memos.
-No profane, sexual, or racial content.
-No memos hanging below, above, or outside of the bulletin board frame.
-Designated areas for permanent and/or recurring posts.