1. Discuss how you would classify the information of a national grocery store chain. Give your store a creative name.
Identify at least two pros and two cons of the case study approach to research as applied to Genie. (3 points)
Aflac insurance is focused on maintaining the best staff members through implementing various strategies that can make them attain full satisfaction. Irrespective of working in a competitive market, it prides itself on being ahead of the curve from a consumer viewpoint and desires to mirror that philosophy in its treatment to the staff members. The company uses its services as one way of improving employee satisfaction and retention. For instance, it provides its products to the staff members at little or no cost. This comprises of offering employer-paid life insurance, company-paid cancer policy, and company-subsidized accident protection insurance cover. Giving this services freely, or at reduced cost creates the sense that they and their
Their prices on petroleum allow them to be a substantial substitute in the industry because of the low switching costs. Consumers are also able to go to other quick service restaurants that either stand alone or operate in another convenient store.
This structure will remain mainly functional but with a more flexible and adaptable system that will allow the company to focus on a project as well as the day to day running of the business. The company is expanding, they have added two new directors to the company’s structure to support this expansion. Kathryn Hannah will be promoted to Director of Organizational Development. Kathryn will be responsible for the change process and she will continue to run the HR department but will take the burden of directive control away from Laura Bolton, leaving Laura to focus on the purchasing department. Sidra Aktar will be joining the company as the new Marketing Director. She will be responsible for Marketing and Sales. She will be taking over control of the Product Development department from Robin allowing him to spend his time on the Production department and freeing him up for when he takes over from David when he retires. The company will be adding a new ‘Frasers Cook School’, this will be a separate project but will also be one of Sidra’s responsibilities. Peter Armstrong will be promoted from the Product Development team to lead this new project. Other chefs from the Product Development department with be involved in the cook school where they will run cookery classes in a new kitchen. The new structure is more complex, with some employees helping in the cook
Chick Fil-A’s position on same sex marriage rose controversial debates in many conferences across the United States. This issue came to the public domain after Media reported that the organization was co-sponsoring one of the marriage conferences along with the PFI (Pennsylvania Family Institute) in January 2011. Initially, PFI had filed a petition against striking down the Proposition 8 in California, which was highly used in the case of Perry v. Brown. PFI petitioned against the states focus on banning discrimination by gender and sexual orientation (Bell, 2013). In response on the matter on Chick-Fil-A Facebook page, the company representative stated that support of PFI was done by a local franchise stating that the organization was not
My first chosen business is the Thorpe Park Resort. Thorpe park is ‘owned’ by Nick Leslau but also leased by Merlin entertainments which is the largest entertainment business in Europe running over 100 attractions. The ownership of Thorpe park is a public limited company (PLC), this means that it sells shares in the stock market so it isn’t owned by just one person instead it has shareholders. Being a PLC has its benefits, for example there is limited liability for the shareholders of the business, the business can raise a large sum of money as there is no limit to the amount of shareholders that the company can have, and it also helps the business to
I will advice Jane and Chris to communicate with the employees and make sure what the reason behind the problem. Also, speak to the employee one on one so they can be more comfortable and talk openly. Communications and keeping the employees informed with the changed that the company undergoes it’s important to gain their trust. I will advice Chris to meet with the employees and ask them if they are satisfied with their job or what can he do to help them. The manager should maintain a good relationship with the employees so they can address their concerns more openly with the manager. Employee joins union because they are dissatisfied with their jobs, wage or the working conditions are poor (Niles 2013). Focusing on the employees
Frequently referred to as a managerial approach to leadership, the transactional leadership style is centered on improving efficiencies within an organization or team (McShane & Von Glinow, 2015). Leaders practicing the transactional approach focus on the details of the step by step processes and workflows using a reward and punishment system to encourage workgroup production (Dartey-Baah, 2015). As errors and inconsistent results are part of the expected norm, transactional leaders succumb to the belief that employees require ongoing monitoring and supervision to ensure compliance with the expected work practices. When used with an experienced high performing staff, the constant supervision and punitive nature of the transactional leadership style can be counterproductive, causing a decrease in production and satisfaction among some groups. In contrast, when used with newly formed production units, the transactional style has been known to improve employee engagement and response (Breevaart et al., 2014).
Part 2 of the assignment is to practically explore, analyse and review the employee’s management practice and processes of a selected organisation in the local market, relating to the theories
Nestle is a multinational company which has got its headquarters in Vevey Swiss. By the measure of its revenues it is the largest food and beverage company in the world. The Nestle company began around 1860s.It was started by a person called Henri Nestle when he came up with the first baby formula. In 1905 Nestle mergered with another company called Anglo –Swiss Milk Company which was established in 1866 by George and Charles who were brothers but retained its original name. The new Nestle company started new factories in many countries like Britain, Spain, Germany united states and Australia. During the First and the second world war the company grew significantly and started manufacturing variety of products. The Nestle company has made a good number of acquisitions which includes, Findus in
Leading up to 2012, Diamond Food's had been a rising superstar on Wall Street. The company transformed itself from a sleepy cooperative nut distributor to a 21st century snack power house. While some of that transformation was done organically through better marketing and margin expansion, most of the company's transformation was done through acquisitions. Mr. Mendes, the CEO of Diamond, believed that better prospects lie outside the wholesale industry and refocused the company on the providing relatively healthy snack options at grocery stores. In the broad sense Diamond had been doing well up until 2011, but it would not last.
In 1975, Tony Tan and his brother opened two Ice Cream parlors in Manila, Philippines, also they expanded their menu and start offering quick meals such as hamburgers, hot sandwich and spaghetti but soon they realized that their revenue is more from the side order rather ice cream. In 1978, the Jollibee Food Corporation is formed in Philippines. Jollibee have a dominant position in Philippines because Jollibee is first local fast food in Philippines which they served home style Philippine recipes and give a good service such as keeping the employee happy and treating them with respect.
On completion of the case study about the SAS Institute, I stormed across these four factors; Job performances, organizational citizenship, Absenteeism, Turnover. According to the case study, these four factors have proven to have the strongest influences over work behaviors.
Kitchen Best Appliance Company Ltd (Kitchen Best) recently faced with some management issues. As there was a lack of an enforceable and systematic management system, opportunities were discovered for bribery and nepotism. Moreover, quality control was found to be ineffective and losing the major customer became possible for the company. As these issues hindered the development of Kitchen Best, rectifications are needed. The following report will comprehensively investigate the major problems of Kitchen Best under the current management style and propose the recommendations to solve the problem which needs immediate attention and correction.