University of PhoenixMBA 502- Learning Team CJuly 14, 2008ContentsIntroduction3The Apparent Culture at Kudler4Organizational Structure5Figure 1 - Structure summary including advantages and disadvantages of each5Figure 2 - Kudler Organizational Structure6Kudler Fine Foods Leadership Style7Internal and External Events That Could Drive Change at Kudler9Conclusion13References14IntroductionOrganizational change is a process that a company goes through in response to a strategic reorientation, restructure, change in management, merger or acquisition or the development of new goals and objectives for the company (Organizational Management, 2008). This paper will assess Kudler Fine Foods readiness for organizational change by identifying the apparent culture and organizational structure at Kudler, by also noting the leadership style. This paper will also address several internal and external events that could drive change at the organization.
The Apparent Culture at KudlerThe definition of apparent seems to be; or understood. With Kudler, the culture seems to be more of a gourmet and upscale culture.
The store wants everyone to fill as though the customers have been all over the world.
The Kudler team shops for the finest foods and products to have in the store. For example, the bakery department bakes both breads and pastries with Irish butter, organic eggs, and unbleached flour. Kudler also offers some of their seafood's right from the local meat shops. Allowing the customers to go and taste some Asian style foods and products. Kudler purchase varieties of apples and tropical fruits from around the world. To outline the chain of command each store has an organization charts. Organizational charts help summarize the line of authority in an organization (Gomez-Mejia, L. & Balkin, D. 2002). Kudler states their charts as databases. With this database, it explains each line from the customer's special dates to remember, all the way down to the exact detail tender.
The culture of the organization...