Posted: June 9th, 2022
Write a memo of 1200 words (+/- 10%) to Tim Ryan, US Chair of PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Use a deductive argument to convince him to move PwC’s New York City office to a hybrid work model.
The setting is present day. Assume that you are a senior advisor to Eric Adams, Mayor of New York City. In your role you advise the Mayor on issues related to corporate outreach and workforce development.
As you know, companies have been shifting to remote and hybrid work policies as they react to the COVID-19 pandemic and all of the challenges that have come with it. PricewaterhouseCoopers — which has a large presence in New York City — recently announced a ”remote first” policy, which will allow all of its U.S. employees to work remotely.
However, remote first policies have been a challenging topic in the Mayor’s Office, since despite any advantages it can also have dire consequences for small businesses and public services in the cities that suddenly find themselves without the revenue that comes along with office-based work:
Mayor Adams has asked you to reach out to Tim Ryan, US Chair and Senior Partner at PwC, to convince him that it would be more advantageous to PwC to make this change to a hybrid work model of ~3 days per week in the office.
Therefore, in your role as senior advisor to Mayor Adams, using a deductive argument, write a 1200 word memo (+/- 10%) to Tim Ryan. Convince him to move PwC’s New York City office to a hybrid work model of ~3 days per week. The word count excludes footnotes, citations, and header material.*
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