Dalman and Lei

Dalman and Lei have discussed two possible avenues to grow and expand Sandwich Blitz, Inc. 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. Dalman feels that he just doesn’t have time to investigate these options because he is spending an increasing amount
of his time assisting the location managers. Lei noted that two of the location managers had 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 Dalman to work on these larger issues. After reading the scenario above and your assigned readings in the textbook, paying particular attention to the section on authority, respond to the following questions:
(Please number your responses 1 – 4 according to the four questions)
1. How would creating a new position between the CEO and the location managers help the business to grow?
2. Is promoting an existing manager the best option to fill this position? If not, what is an alternative source to fill the position?
3. Who within the company should make these decisions?
4. List the levels of authority (management) that Sandwich Blitz, Inc. would have if the new position is created