How To Write
Corporate Directives - Defined
Corporate directives are specific communications (written or oral) which initiate or govern actions, conduct or procedures in an organization.
Essentially, a corporate directive is a statement which indicates the mandatory features of a policy.
A typical directive would read like this:
"When in our offices, all staff members are required to wear their security badges around their necks, in a fully visible fashion, at all times. This applies at all times; both regular working hours and after hours".
It is likely that the above directive would fall under the organization's Office Security Policy.
"When local transportation is required for business purposes, all staff members are expected to use the services of ABC Taxi Service or Redline Taxis. To be reimbursed, you must obtain a standard receipt from the driver at the end of your journey."
This directive would likely come under an organization's General Administrative Policies.
A directive should be absolutely clear, leaving no doubt whatsoever about what is required in all circumstances. Generally speaking, when a directive is issued it should allow for no exceptions. In the rare cases where exceptions may be required, they should be clearly spelled out in the directive statement.
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