Provide an overview of the Cultural Web for JD Wetherspoons – providing at least one element for each of the 6 sections of the web. From this analysis draw a conclusion about ‘what it is like to work here’ at JD Wetherspoons.
Stories & Myths – One of the famous stories which Tim Martin likes to tell is when at a works night out one of the woman employees who was a cleaner at the time stole at truck. That woman is now a regional manager and still working for the company and climbing the career ladder. Another story is how the name J D Wetherspoons came around. JD came from a character from the dukes oh hazards which Tim Martin enjoyed watching as a child and Wetherspoon from a primary school teacher which Tim had. Symbols – One of the main symbols which J D Wetherspoons is recognised for is the architecture and the building size as well as its layout. They have a great focus on the Groovy Loos which are very spacious. J D Wetherspoons can also be recognised for its menu’s style and content. The colour scheme and the furniture no matter which J D Wetherspoons premises you are in all remain very similar and easily recognisable. As well as the company logo. Power Structure – This is the pockets of real power within the company and involves one or two senior executives and in this case is Tim Martin. He has the greatest amount of influence on decisions, operations and strategic direction. Organisation Structure – This is the lines of power and influence that indicate whose contributions are more valued. In the case of J D Wetherspoons they have a great emphasis on involvement and communication and keeping these staff involved and up to date on what is happening with the business. They have a great listening policy and are a great believer of listening to their customers and their feedback as well as listening to their staff. Control Systems – This is the way the organisation is controlled. Which include financial systems, quality systems, and rewards. The...
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