Business Memo—Organizational Structures and Processes
This week you will continue to work on your Final Project, which is due in Week 7. By Day 7, you will submit a business memo, written to your Instructor that explains how you plan to incorporate your learning from the week into your Final Project. This will not be a “perfect” synopsis at this point, but it should capture the main themes and important ideas from the week. Your memo should include the following:
Your ideas and recommendations on how your organization can modify its present organizational structures to be more efficient and effective in the future, making better use of information and information systems for decision making
Your recommendations for alternative approaches the organization might take to promote and implement better processes to support better decision making within the current organizational structure(s)
Other relevant recommendations or issues that you identified, as they relate to the content and your learning from the week
Be sure to record good notes in your Final Project Portfolio, including a brief analysis of why your recommendations are important. Please make sure you describe the type of organizational structure(s) and processes that your organization is currently utilizing, as well as any assumptions you have made.
Note: If you are unable to find relevant information, you may want to look for similar information at/for other similar publically traded companies. You may find relevant information that will enable you to make appropriate inferences about your organization and make reasonable assumptions so you can proceed with your project.
If you have questions about how to apply what you are learning, or how to find the most relevant information for your organization’s needs, please discuss your choice with your Instructor using the Contact the Instructor link in the classroom.
General Guidance on Assignment Length: Your Week 5 Assignment will typically be 1.5–3 pages (0.75–1 pages if single spaced), excluding a title page (not required for this Assignment) and references.
As a best practice for this course, as you engage and complete your weekly activities, you will capture notes on your learning for each week and add them to your Final Project Portfolio, whichyou will use to formulate your Final Project. By the time you turn in your Final Project in Week 7, your working Final Project Portfolio document will contain your notes on the resources you found relevant in each week, as well as your ideas for how your organization can improve its BIS management with respect to each week’s main themes. You should also include your analyses of the implications of your recommendations, as well as reasons why your recommendations are important. You will update your Final Project Portfolio each week.
This week you are encouraged to continue setting up your presentation in PowerPoint. You should complete a title slide and 1–2 slides with your preliminary recommendations for your organization, as they relate to this week’s learning.
Note: Neither your Final Project Portfolio nor your preliminary slides will be submitted for grading this week.
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