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Draw a new organization chart for Columbia Lumber Products Company that you feel best overcomes the directors' criticisms of CLPC's present (January 31, 1996) organization. Indicate the geographic location of all operations shown on the new chart. Explain why you established the organization chart the way you did.

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Please see the attached, scanned management diagram in conjunction with this explanation.


The most apparent change on the management chart is the reduction of vice presidents. Instead of 9, we now have 6, with the Legal, Finance, Human Resources, and Public Relations departments all now reporting to a Staff Vice President. The idea of this is to satisfy the company's shareholders and board members (per their point #2) while also focusing ...

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