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Memo or Memorandum in business- CSEET

In a short sense, memo is a written message from one person to another person within the same organization. Office memo is the short form of memorandum. The literal meaning of the word memorandum is a note to assist the memory. Memorandum is singular in number. Its plural forms are memorandums or memoranda.

According to Oxford Advance Learner's Dictionary, "A memorandum is a written note or communication specially in business between people working for the same organization."

A memo can be used:

  1. To issue instructions to the staff.

  2. To communicate regarding policy changes to the staff.

  3. To give/seek suggestions

  4. To request help or information to  confirm a decision arrived at on the telephone, etc. 

However, a memo may not be found appropriate if the matter is of a complex or serious nature involving lengthy discussion.

A memo can be filed for future reference. Therefore, it acts as an evidence to serve legal issues.

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