One of the most important aspects in a business leadership is the organizing function of management. The organization of management can basically make or break a business project. It is very important for the management of a business to be well trained in all function of a business not just the organization part. However, many business owners do not spend enough time looking at the organization function of its business. The organization function of management can have many impacts on the many levels of business operations. To begin with, the organizing function of management addresses how people in the organization will be working together as a team: who will be reporting to who, the organizational chart, and the order of authority. All are aspects of personnel management and organization and fall within the organization function of management. Another theme that is also considered part of the organizing function of management is financial planning and budgeting. The organizations personnel need to be informed about the ins and outs of the budgeting process for their company. The personnel needs to understand the spending and the priorities to the budget in order for the employees to best understand how to distribute the company’s resources to ensure maximum profit in the end. In this paper an evaluation of the organizing function of management in relation to organizational resources will be made and will be assessed in relation to an organization, such as McDonald’s. McDonalds Corporation
The world’s largest fast food chain serving hamburgers is McDonalds. McDonalds serves more than 58 million customers on a daily basis. McDonald’s restaurants worldwide are owned and operated by independent local men and women (McDonalds, 2010). McDonald’s is home to the Big Mac, Quarter Pounder, Chicken McNuggets, Egg McMuffin and of course to those world famous fries (McDonalds, 2010), which are some of America’s favorite foods. McDonald’s Organization Structure
Just like many companies, McDonald’s has a vertical structure in which the organization has board of directors, a CEO and top management team (Bateman & Snell, 2009). McDonald’s operations have been aligned around global strategy called “Plan to Win”. “Plan to Win” focuses on the five basics of an exceptional customer experience: people, products, place, price and promotion. McDonald’s is committed to improve their operations and make their customers’ experience a much better one (McDonalds, 2010). In the 1990’s, their slogan was “food, folks, and fun”, but even though the slogan has changed many times the motto has not. McDonald’s Physical Assets
McDonalds is known for being a child friendly fast food restaurant, having bright colors and a big indoor playground. Having those bright colors and big playgrounds attracts children and the children take their parents. The environment of a typical McDonald’s restaurant is clean to offer those famous hamburgers in which they are widely known for. The company’s strategic goal is to increase their globalization by making their franchise bigger. In 2009, McDonald’s announced that they planned on investing $2.1 billion to open more McDonald’s restaurants in Europe, U.S. and in Asia. About two-thirds of sales made outside the U.S. McDonald’s and about two-thirds are managed by owner-operated franchises (McDonalds, 2010). The franchises are put in place so that all McDonald’s operate parallel with each other, meaning operating the same or similar to other McDonald’s restaurants. McDonald’s is now found everywhere giving the restaurant chain an advantage.
McDonald’s Human Resources
Human resource is the department in an organization which staff and operates an organization, such as employees, staff, personnel. It is also the department in charge of implementing strategies and policies relating to its employees. In McDonald’s, the human resource department places a huge emphasis on the...