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W. L. Gore and Associates

CONTENTS

1. What are the distinctive features of W.L Gore’s organization and management? On which principles is it based?

2. What are the advantages and disadvantages of W.L. Gore’s approach to organization and management of the company?

3. To what extent is the W.L. Gore approach to organization and management transferrable to other companies? And, if it is, to what types of company?

4. Would you like to work for a company with this managerial organization? If you were the CEO, would you implement such a system?

Conclusion

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1. What are the distinctive features of W.L Gore’s organization and management? On which principles is it based?

The absence of job titles and the lack of the normal symbols of hierarchy are not the only things that are different about Gore. They don’t use this kind of management model. Gore's model is a kind of creation of true democracy of innovation. Bill Gore was bent on creating an entirely new kind of company, one that inspired every person in it, one that put as much energy into finding the next big thing as milking the last big thing, one that was robustly profitable and uniquely human.

Bill Gore conceived Gore as a kind of experiment in management innovation, one that is still ongoing. The questions that drove him at founding are crucial questions managers everywhere must grapple with today: Was it possible to build a company with no hierarchy, where everyone was free to talk with everyone else? How about a company where there were no bosses, no supervisors, no managers and no vice presidents?  Could W. L. Gore preserve a sense of family and collegiality even as it scaled?  Could you create a company with no “core” business, one that was as focused on creating the future as on preserving the past? The answer to each of these questions was an emphatic "Yes!" Gore have done it, they became a model for both organizational and product. What's truly remarkable is Gore's energy and engine for the continuous pursuit of the answers to those questions.

Bill Gore built the company on a set of principles and beliefs that guide Gore associates in the decision making they make, the work they do, and their behavior toward others. They are the basis for a culture that binds together a worldwide organization. • Fundamental beliefs: Belief in the individual to do what's right for the company; their organization harnesses the fast decision-making, diverse perspectives, and collaboration of small teams; "we're all in the same boat" said one of the heads of the company. Sharing risks and rewards and committed to what's best for the company for long term success; they take a long-term view, basing their investment decisions on long-term payoff and not sacrificing their values for short-term gain • Guiding principles: freedom - for associates to achieve their own goals best by directing their efforts to the success of the corporation, to take action, to come up with ideas, to make mistakes as part of the creative process, to encourage each other to grow.

2. What are the advantages and disadvantages of W.L. Gore’s approach to organization and management of the company?

Some of the advantages in which compliments Gores' team structured organization for the company are eliminating chain of command, having limitless spans of control, and replacing departments with empowered teams. It also removes vertical boundaries, which flatten the hierarchy while status and ranks are minimized.

Some of the disadvantages that resemble Gore’s organizational structure were by them by stating, team structures are going to have minimal formalization and centralization. This could create some coordination and control problems for managers. However, these disadvantages could be minimized by having mechanisms in place to manage conflicts over...
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