Management and Organizational Behavior
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
In the movie “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”, I feel there are many connections to management. Wonka, himself, has to carefully select who will help run certain departments within the factory, who will come up with new ideas, and who will take over after he is gone. Many tedious tasks and procedures must be run everyday and in the right way in order for chocolates and different items to be sent out right and on time. There are several ways in which Mr. Wonka uses management skills, which I will list in this paper.
The first management skill used by Willy Wonka is to plan. Where will the business be located? He has to view the market and find a good location to sell his chocolate. Once he has determined the right marketplace, little can stop him. What will it do? He decides that it will be a chocolate factory, he will sell chocolate. What supplies will it need? He needs the right supplies such as ingredients to make chocolate and machines to run the factory. How much money will he need to start it? Mr. Wonka must write down all of his costs and figure out how much he needs to run the factory comfortably and make a profit. All these things need to be written down and planned out. Once everything is decided, employees will need to be hired. He chooses Oompa Loompas, which are very hard and loyal workers. They are key to making the factory run properly. The business is ready to open! The only thing is though; a plan needs to be ready to run it. Rules must then be decided. Rules such as: how to run the shop, who will work at what time, what certain peoples jobs are, when they will do them. Wonka must form a plan, for if he doesn’t his employees will not know what to do.
Next, Mr. Wonka uses the organization structure. He must organize his departments so that they work in harmony. He must also organize by figuring out what people in...