Question on communication

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  1. _45178

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    You are managing a large IT project when a severe cost overrun causes a major concern to the key stakeholders and sponsor. You schedule an urgent meeting to discuss the root cause of the concern and illustrate the corrective and preventive actions you are planning to take. You are also planning to inform the audience in the meeting that the project is ahead of schedule and that most of the major deliverables are already completed and accepted by the stakeholders. What kind of communication does this meeting represent?

    SELECT THE CORRECT ANSWER

    A. Informal verbal
    B. Formal written
    C. Informal written
    D. Formal verbal

    The correct answer is option A but since in the question it is mentioned as meeting then shouldn't it be option D.

    Please give example of informal verbal, formal verbal, informal written and formal written.
     
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  2. Madhusudan Kannan

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    Hi,
    At the outset, it does appear as a formal verbal communication (option D). However, if you refer to the communication grid mentioned in Slide 4 of Communications Management ppt, you will realize that the correct answer is indeed, Option A - Informal Verbal. The question does not mention any presentations being given to the stakeholders / sponsors - which would have made it formal.

    Please let me know if you think otherwise.

    -Madhusudan
     
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