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Project Charter to Redesign Employee Compensation and Benefits Packages
August 11, 2012
HRM 517 Managing Human Resource Project
Dr. Craig Cleveland
The Human Resources (HR) team has been tasked with redesigning the compensation and benefits package employees are currently receiving at the company. This project charter outlines a communication plan, the scope of the project, a work plan and Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), and recommendations. These components are essential in establishing a project charter to gain stakeholder approval and to engage employees to accept the new compensation and benefit plans.
According to Vandenbosch (2003), the objective of a communication plan is to trigger a response from the receiver. The elements of a communication plan are that it must be concise and clearly identify the project’s objective, meet audience expectations, places emphasis on the message, and utilizes an appropriate communication medium. In order to determine audience expectations, the HR team should:
* Determine how much background information the audience already has and what new information should be communicated.
* Assess organization’s culture to determine expectations and preferences relating to communication style, length and format.
* How interested is the audience in the context of the message and the project’s objective?
* What is the audience’s probable bias; are they afraid of change or excited?
* What will motivate the audience to act?
The message is constructed by organizing the content of the communication, order and emphasis. The presentation generally begins with an overview and pinpoints on specific important topics. The media used depends on the audience; the presenter assesses control, pace, formality, permanency, detail, feedback, richness, and efficiency (Vandenbosch, 2003). The communication plan for this project charter is outlined in the table below.
Table 1 –...
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