Find inspiration in our curated catalog of directive letters. Each sample letter comes with guidelines and advice to help you find the right words.
Directive letters are letters written to give official or authoritative instructions. These letters allow individuals or companies to carry out tasks in an efficient way. There are countless scenarios that may require one to write a directive letter. The most common ones include giving directions on how to carry out a task and introducing or reaffirming new procedures at work. It can also be written to a bank to authorize a transfer.
Directive letters should be drafted carefully keeping in mind every instruction that the recipient is required to follow. These are formal letters, and therefore the tone must be professional. Clearly state what needs to be done and provide as much information as possible regarding the situation. If it is a problem that needs to be resolved, indicate what the problem is as well as suggestions on how to resolve it. If necessary, mention the reason for the directive and its benefits to the recipient. Give a deadline for which you expect the task to have been completed. You might also include the names of individuals the recipient can contact or the resources that might help him/her complete the assignment. End with a note of appreciation.