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Kudler Fine Foods Organizations develop strategic plans to compete in the market place; functional areas of the organization and their relationships must be considered to successfully carry out organizational goals. The executive team determines the organizational structure and identifies functional areas that must be in place to compete in the market place. These functional areas include, but are not limited to, finance, marketing, production and human resources. (Thompson, Gamble, Strickland, 2006) The development of strategies to meet the needs of the firm and compete in the market place includes collaborative …show more content…
Functional structure allows Kudler to group the Bakery, Meat, Produce, and other department separately. This allows the employees to have key positions in each department. These key positions guide the employees to become experts within their departments, creating a department that supports itself (Writing, 2014). In addition, this allows each employee the ability to provide his or her knowledge to other employees within the department through collaboration. This collaboration can help train new employees while staying consistent with quality services.
Another reason for this structure is to build strong employees in an environment where they can grow into key positions. Kudler Fine Foods hire management teams within their organization; this allows entry level employees to grow into key positions. The key positions at Kudler Fine Foods support the organization structure core competencies. The key positions at Kudler are; Store Manager, Assistant Store Manager, and Department Manager (Apollo Group, …show more content…
This position is in charge of supervising the employees in their department and setting goals in sales. Based on projections they must create and set goals laid out within their departments. To help reach the departments’ goals, each employee is trained to become expert in his or her position. For example the employees in meat and fish include butchers who are knowledgeable of the different kinds of meats and the type of cuts require for each type of meats (Apollo Group, 2007). Without the experts in the field the department would not provide the finest selection helping them reach their goals.
Every employee in Kudler Fine Foods has an important role within organizational structure. The functional structure at Kudler Fine Foods allows each department to become self-efficient. However, functional organizational structure has drawbacks. Functional structure drawbacks are coordination and communication (Writing, 2014). For Kudler to each there organizational goals, the company must reduce these drawbacks. Collaboration between departments and the organizations core competencies will guide Kudler to reach their goals and reduce any