Hi-Fli Memo

Hi-Fli Memo - MEMORANDUM To: From: Date: Re: Professor...

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MEMORANDUM To: Professor Hubbard From: Joel Avery, Manager of Supply Date: October 6, 2008 Re: Hi-Fli Satellites Assignment I was glad to participate in the Hi-Fli Satellites organizational communication activity on October 6 th and learn about potential problems that occur in the work place. Per our class assignment, I have identified a key organizational communication concept that played a significant role in the Hi-Fli Satellites activity. I was happy to see that we could keep your class Hi-Fli profit streak alive by earning $32 million. Some more in depth analysis of the activity is below. Organizational communication concept: vertical vs. horizontal structures As the Manager of Supply, I was right in the thick of things to observe every problem within the organization. Unfortunately, some of the problems I observed were a little too late to save the entire operation. In the end, a more open, horizontal structure would have solved almost every problem of the company. Because I wasn’t as informed as upper management, I didn’t have the knowledge of the company it took to make correct decisions as the Manager of Supply. And because upper management wasn’t interacting with the workers and assembly managers, they couldn’t accurately assess the problems that the company was going through. Clearly, the
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This note was uploaded on 01/22/2009 for the course BUAD 311 taught by Professor Vaitsos during the Spring '07 term at USC.

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