Disadvantages of Using Memo
Memo is a written means of internal communication. Although it is widely used in exchanging information within the organization, it has some limitations. The followings are some of its major disadvantages or limitations.
Limited field of application: The use of memo is restricted only within the boundary at organization. It cannot be used in communication with any external party.
Not suitable to the illiterate people: Office memo is a kind of written communication. Therefore, it has no utility to the illiterate people.
Lack of explanation: Memo is generally written concisely. Therefore, it does not provide any explanation or clarification of message to its readers.
Problem in modification: It memo circulates any wrong information inadvertently, It cannot be revised instantly. For necessary rectification it requires circulation of corrigendum.
Time consuming: Formal memo requires time for drafting and circulating it to the various parties.