Organizing Paper: the Home Depot

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Organizing Paper: The Home Depot
Cathrene Drake (Katie)
University of Phoenix student
MGT/330 Edward D’Avola
3/4/2011

Organizing Paper: The Home Depot
The Organizing function of management is one of the four main functions of management. Organizing within a company is very important and affects several aspects of a company’s organizational resources. In this paper, I will attempt to explain how the organizing function of management relates to the following organizational resources at The Home Depot: Technology and Knowledge. I will also discuss whether or not The Home Depot has optimized these organizational resources for effectiveness as well as efficiency. According to Bateman & Snell (2009) Organizing is defined as the assembling and coordinating the human, financial, physical, and other resources needed to achieve goals. “Organizing activities include attracting people to the organization, specifying job responsibilities, grouping jobs into work units, marshaling and allocating resources, and creating conditions so that people and things work together to achieve maximum success” (Bateman & Snell, 2009). Organizing is essential within any business and can coordinate a business structure so effectively that it guarantees success along with satisfied employees and customers. A business must organize well enough to consistently meet the wants and needs of customers, employees, stakeholders, and suppliers. So, how does the organizing function of management relate to the organizational resources at The Home Depot? The Home Depot is the world’s largest home improvement specialty retailer and operates in all 50 states, as well as several other countries including the District of Colombia and China. There are 1,972 locations in the United States alone, and they offer over 40,000 different kinds of building materials and supplies to their customers. (The Home Depot, 2003-2010 Homer TLC, Inc). The Home...
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