The computers in your office area are due for an upgrade. Propose to your management that they should issue all exempt employees (that is, non-administrative staff) a state of the art tablet computer for work-related use instead of a laptop/desktop computer upgrade. You will need to include four parts: Description of the Problem, Explanation of the Solution, Possible Objections/Opposing Arguments, and Responses to the Objections. In your proposal be sure to include the following:
Problem: Describe reasons why the current equipment is not working well; costs associated with maintaining current equipment; any loss of productivity due to the current equipment;
Solution: Explain money costs, equipment security, software compatibility, standard software loads, disposition of the old equipment, ergonomic issues, tablet access to printers, tech support, wifi installation, data on: potential productivity improvement, improved responsiveness to customers, cost savings, etc.
Objections: Anticipate “push back” or resistance from company management to not implement this proposal. give several reasons for not using this solution and/or why this solution will cause problems
Rebuttal: Provide arguments that respond to each point of resistance; how would you respond to a VP comment, “We don’t have money for ‘toys’ for employees”?