Required Assignment 1 —Developing Communications Policy

 In this assignment, you will prepare a communications policy for a  company that you are familiar with or a fictitious company you create.  The communications policy will map the type of communications messages  (e.g., organizational or strategic changes, procedural changes,  information important to organizational subgroups, confidential  information, unwelcome information, etc.).  

 Using the module readings and the Argosy University online library  resources, research requirements of and methods of creating  communications policy documents. 

Create a communications policy document that covers the following:

  • Identify the audience
  • Describe the media (including social media) to be used
  • List and explain the appropriate approvals required
  • Explain the tools and tactics to be used

In developing your plan, you should utilize at least five peer-reviewed  articles in addition to the readings from the textbook and online  resources.    

Module Readings and Online Resources:

Complete the following readings early in the module:

  • Read the online lectures for Module 
  • From the textbook, Leadership Communication, read the following chapters: 
    • Chapter 13 – Leadership through Strategic Internal Communication
    • Chapter 14 – Leadership through Effective External Relations

Note: On the Online Library homepage, click on the  Find Articles button. On the Find Articles & More page, find the  link to the database Business Source Complete in the alphabetical list.  In Business Source Complete, search by the article title to locate the  full text of the article.

Write a 6–7-page paper in Word format. Plagiarism Free. Turned-in on time, Running-Heads included, Pages Numbered, Paragraphs indented, Cover page included, Reference Page Included,  main heading/Titles included, keep in mind there should not be any one, two, or three sentence paragraphs.  

Please work on your APA formatting of citations. I have provided the APA resource cite for you. https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/,

Apply APA standards to citation  of sources,  Please work on using literature within the span of the last 5 years. Please follow all assignment details and qualifications. Please follow grading Criteria and Points details and qualifications. Please Follow In developing your plan, you should utilize at least five peer-reviewed  articles in addition to the readings from the textbook and online  resources.  

 By Tuesday April 3, 2018, submit your assignment to the Submissions Area

 Assignment Grading Criteria & Maximum Points:    

Developed  a comprehensive communications policy that covers all the different  types of communications messages (e.g., organizational or strategic  changes, procedural changes, information important to organizational  subgroups, confidential information, unwelcome information, etc.).  40pts.   

Described in detail the media (including social media) that should be used.  40pts.    

Explained the appropriate approvals that would be required.  40pts.    

Explained the tools and tactics to be used in the communications.  40pts.    

Wrote  in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical  scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; and  displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.  40pts.    

Total:  200pts.