Identify characteristics of vertical and horizontal organizational structures.

Imagine that you have created a blog where you post about various issues important to you and your friends and others studying in your field. Write a 1 – 1 and 1/2 page double spaced blog post that educates your audience about an issue that the article you selected raises. Make sure you provide your audience with the authors name, title and a link to the article as well as a summary of relevant information from the article, but go beyond summary. Add to what the author says in some way (one way to do that is to disagree, or engage in debate, or explore a point further than it is addressed in the article), and be sure that you make clear to your audience why the issue you are informing them about is relevant to them in some way. For example, if you have a family member with a disease like diabetes, you might want to write a blog post explaining what you have learned about the importance of a healthy diet.

This weeks Assignment consists of reading a scenario about Sandwich Blitz, Inc., and creating a memo from Lei to Dalman, based on four guiding questions.

Click on the Video icon to sit in on a Discussion that Dalman and Lei are having about ways to grow and expand the business. Then select the Rubric icon to read all the requirements for this weeks Assignment.

This Assignment addresses the following unit outcomes:

● Identify characteristics of vertical and horizontal organizational structures.

● Distinguish between levels of authority in an organization.

● Discuss delegation.

After watching the scenario, completing the assigned readings and completing the practice Learning

Activities, paying particular attention to the section on authority, compose an interoffice memo from

Lei to Dalman. The purpose of the memo is to describe the impact of creating this new position.