Starbuck Organizational Culture
Wake up and smell the coffee, Starbuck Inc., is the world top specialty coffee retailer. The company has more than18,000 coffee houses in 60 countries (Hoover's Company Records, 2013), which sells specialty drinks, foods, teas, roasted beans, and coffee accessories. Starbucks operates 9,400 of its own shops and franchisees and licensees operate about 8,650 shops worldwide (Hoover's Company Records, 2013). The company’s organizational culture, mission statement, philosophy, and values are a large part of what has made the company successful.
Organizational culture is defined as organization's expectations, experiences, philosophy, and values that hold it together and is shown through its self-image, inner workings, interactions with the outside world, and future expectations. Organizational Culture based on shared attitudes, beliefs, customs, and written, and unwritten rules that have been over time and are considered valid (Business Directory.com, 2013).
Starbucks presents a strong appeal for potential employees with a strong organizational culture. This culture maintains strong values and principle reaches every corner of the company and the communities it serves (Yahoo Contributor Network, 2009). The values are the bases for the mission statement.
Starbucks company mission: “to inspire and nurture the human spirit-one person, one cup one neighborhood at a time” (Starbucks.com, 2013). There are six principles Starbuck chooses to live by every day, which supports the company’s mission statement:
1. Our Coffee: “It has always been, and will always be, about quality. We’re passionate about ethically sourcing the finest coffee beans, roasting them with great care, and improving the lives of people who grow them. We care deeply about all of this; our work is never done” (Starbucks.com, 2013).
2. Our Partners: “We’re called partners, because it’s not just a job, it’s our...