Creating a new management position
After considering the scenario, completing the assigned readings and practice Learning Activities, paying particular attention to
the section on authority, you compose an interoffice memo, at least one full double spaced page in length, from you to the
company CEO, who is also your co-executive in the business. The purpose of the memo is to describe the impact of creating a
new management position. In typing your memo from you to the CEO, be sure to respond to the following for items:
List the levels of authority (management) that you would have ifthe new position is created.
You are Chief Information Officer (CIO) of a business and authoritatively in the role of co-executive level manager with the
company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The business currently has eight locations. Currently, the company’s vertical
organizational structure is comprised of one accountant and eight location managers who report to you and the CEO. Within
each location, reporting to each location manager is a Team Supervisor. Reporting to each Team Supervisor are four Customer
The strategic goalfor the business is expansion into a new geographic region and an increase in the number of products or
services offered to clients/customers. You and the CEO have discussed two possible avenues to grow and expand this business.
One possible strategy would be to franchise locations. Another strategy would be to secure venture capital to finance an
internal expansion by opening more company-owned shops. Your business partner feels that s/he just does not have time to
further investigate these options because s/ he is spending an increasing amount of time assisting the location managers. You
have noticed that two of the location managers have exhibited a lot of skill in the management of their locations and perhaps a
new position could be added to coordinate with the location managers. This would free both you and the CEO to work on the
larger strategic issues.
After reading the scenario above, the assigned readings in the textbook and completing the practice Learning Activities, paying
particular attention to the section on authority, compose an interoffice memo from you to the CEO. The purpose of the memo is
to describe the impact of creating this new position. In typing your memo to the CEO, be sure to respond to the following:
List the levels of authority (management) that the company would have ifthe new position is created.
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