you’ll choose a multinational company that has robust offices on two or more continents. You’ll investigate their company culture and current problems they’re experiencing. Choosing 1 of these problems, you’ll zero in on a piece of this problem. By persuasively arguing for 4 recommendations, the proposal will be written as if you are a company employee tasked with resolving, diminishing, or ameliorating this piece of the problem. A budget providing the costs to implement your recommendations will be part of the proposal.

1.Choose 1 current company problem to work with for this project. “Current” is defined as still

extant right now. You’ll need at least 3 sources from within the last 6 months verifying that the

problem exists today

2. Write a persuasive mock Proposal tasked with solving a facet of the problem. You are not solving

the whole problem, only a piece of it.

After logically showcasing relevant points, argue for 4 new recommendations the

company can implement together to diminish or eliminate the problem. You are proposing 4 new

actions that work in concert; you are NOT providing 4 options of which the supervisors will

choose 1. These recommendations must be your own; they can’t be what the company is already


Devise a detailed Budget for these recommendations. How much, if anything, will each

recommendation cost? These figures must be reasonable and doable for your company.

This proposal is from one employee or on behalf of a company team to another company

team or group of other employees and will be written in the appropriate professional tone and


Since the larger problem is in actuality not yet solved, the piece of the problem you are

focusing on isn’t either. You are safe to assume that the company has had many barriers

internally and possibly externally in dealing with the problem. Therefore to make headway, the

proposal must be very skillfully argued. To do this you must factor in company culture. Do NOT

include “I”, “me”, “my”, “we”, “our”, and “you” and “your”. The linguistic distance will evoke a

more formal and serious tone.

Proposal sections are as follows and in this sequence (from p. 286 in our textbook. See

the Proposal Contents document on iLearn for details): Letter of Transmittal; Executive

Summary; Title Page; Table of Contents; List of Illustrations (optional, only if you include

supplementary non-text information); Introduction; Background; Problem; Purpose; Proposal;

Plan; Schedule; Staffing; Budget; and Authorization. See student exemplars on iLearn for a

general idea; please notice the frequent content repetitions throughout.

In text citations must back up all data.

In the Proposal you may include graphs, diagrams, photographs, illustrations, web links,

and any other information types if suitable but they are not required. If you do, put the citation

information immediately below them and in the References. If you created your own graphic,

cite yourself.

Please note the Proposal component of Project 4 has many sections, of which the actual

proposal is one.


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