Mcdonald's Machine Bureaucracy Analysis

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occurs which was previously not done. This can be clearly seen as soon as …….. franchises were being established and …… joined the organisation. He had a clear goal from the start, to make sure all food in every restaurant, no matter were in the world it was, was made exactly the same………..He made sure that there was a clear set of rules that each franchise had to follow…… Another difference between the two structures is that the techno-structure is one of the most important parts of the design of the machine bureaucracy structure. The techno structure is where analysts are hired to formulise the means for standardisation. They……. McDonald’s……… One of the advantages for McDonald’s of using the machine bureaucracy is that important decisions…show more content…
Competition from other companies in the industry, as well as ……..,may make McDonald’s rethink their current structure and implement one which they have never ………. As we have seen already McDonald’s currently uses a machine bureaucracy configuration…… and has used a simple structure in the past, when it first set. When looking at the future of McDonald’s based on Mintzberg’s configuration….. I would assume that if they were to change structure again, that they would likely change to a divisionalized form, which has many similarities to the machine bureaucracy, but major differences also. The divisionalised form is typically associated with old and very large companies, such as car manufacturers and…….It’s known for its standardisation of outputs, with only a small amount of training generally needed. Like a machine bureaucracy much formulisation occurs, however middle line plays a bigger part in a divisionalised design. General Motor’s is one of the best examples of a successful company who uses…show more content…
From this, we can establish where the company is likely to be going in the future and the crisis it may have to face. This gives the company critical information needed for the business to succeed in the future. It can help them to plan and come up with solutions for any potential problems it may come across in the coming years. Although we have looked into McDonald’s past and present state, no two organisations are the same. Some organisations grow faster than others and some don’t end up growing at all, never getting beyond phase two or three in Greiner’s growth curve. And so it’s extremely difficult to know exactly what the future of McDonald’s looks like. We cannot predict exactly when it will come into another growth difficulty and how long it may take them to overcome this crisis. Likewise we are unsure if they’ll always stick with a machine bureaucracy structure or whether they’ll decide to move to another configuration such as a divisional structure. However Mintzberg’s configurations and Greiner’s model do give us valuable insights into how many organisations grows through their lifetime and the organisational structures they
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