What is Office Memo or Memorandum

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: 
  • To issue instructions to the stuff.
  • To communicate regarding policy changes to the staff.
  • To give/seek suggestions
  • 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.