Hobby Lobby Company Case Study

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System archetypes are patterns of behavior that recurring or we seeing happen again and again in any system or an organization. As Senge (2006) explained systems archetypes will always suggest areas of high and low leverage changes. Identifying these areas not only deepen our understanding of problems and challenges but also enable us to quickly identify the dominating behavioral patterns. According to the author, such knowledge can be used as a tool to plan effective strategies for tackling systematic challenges and to bring efficient changes in a system. Among several archetypes that Senge described the top three archetypes observed in the Hobby Lobby company are Shift of Burden, Limits of Growth and Success to Successful. Shift of Burden…show more content…
These Biblical principle often bamp head with the secular business goals and purposes. For instance, in 2014, Hobby Lobby was a source of controversy and a costly lawsuit when it became the focus of the Supreme Court case between Hobby Lobby and the secretary of health and human service. Although the Supreme Court ruled in the favor of the company in the Burwell v. Hobby Lobby case, the lawsuit was lengthy and costly financially and image-wise. Recommendation: According to Senge 2006) In competing for relations like the one in Hobby Lobby, problems will continue to occur unless management interfer to make the competition healthy and it does not interfere with the goals of the whole system. The spiritual and the business aspect or agents might be decoupled or they should receive the balanced amount of resources. Limits of…show more content…
The sales rapidly grow within the next few months that by 1975, the annual sales had reached $ 750,000. These rapid increase demand for the custom product had caused various issued including operational inefficiency and customer service issues. Fortunately, great leaders like Green rescued the business by using the problem as an opportunity to implementing an appropriate operational process, opening up new stores and by eliminating some of the large appliances form the company inventory. "..when sales rapidly grow in 1980th, Green stripped much of this inventory from his stores. and Hobby Lobby took on its modern form, becoming a large-scale art supply store." As the result, by 1986 the company had returned to profitability and since then Hobby Lobby grew steadily throughout the following decades, quickly becoming a giant in its

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