Summary Of Whole Foods Boss Calls Himself A Pusher Leader

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There are many aspects that go into starting and running a company. It is a cohesive effort between the employees and the customers dealing with many areas of money, product, stock, policy, and more. The article “Whole Foods Boss Calls Himself a ‘Pusher Leader’” by Ilan Brat, goes into depth about all of these aspects, and what the company is doing to change some of their systems that are not working currently running productively. Although many values are highlighted in this article and throughout the company, dedication was a key value that was presented repeatedly. Dedication is defined in Merriam-Webster as "a feeling of very strong support for or loyalty to someone or something: the quality or state of being dedicated to a person, group, …show more content…

There were examples of posts online of overly priced asparagus water, and referring to the company title as “Whole Paycheck.” Co-CEO, Walter Robb responded that it was hard to hear all of these negative comments for a place that he loved so much. Therefore, they decided to listen to what the consumers were saying and make their company better. They are keeping their dedication of fresh and organic groceries, and now they are just trying to make the product cheaper. They came up with a computer system that will be in control all of their produce. The company can use it to keep consistent prices, track the stocking on the shelves, and figure out which products are demanded most by customers. The article even talks about how Walter Robb was walking through the isles himself, checking in on their products, and trying to see what else he can improve. Mr. Robb says, “We’ve now learned that anytime a story breaks, we’re responding right away, because misinformation gets out there, and people think, well, that is the gospel. It’s on us to be out there.” This dedication to the company and their product illustrates how Whole Foods’ still sticks to their original ideas and values …show more content…

For example, Mr. Robb says that for the next CEO, “[he] would think the next leader would come from inside the company. This culture’s just too strong for somebody to drop in from outside.” This exemplifies dedication to the people who have been there for years, and to reward them for their hard work. The co-CEOs have dedicated their time and effort into making the company a great place for communication with their employees and that they are planning for the future. They try and eliminate anything that might be unexpected, or catch them off-guard. Finally, Robb discusses how he really enjoys having two CEOs because it is better for the company and innovation. The aspect of having two different people in charge means that they can dedicate even more of their time to the

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