Organizational Structures |
Tracey K Halas
Exceptional experience was true when the first Starbucks coffeehouse opened in 1983, and it’s just as true in 2011 with every cup. The Starbucks Corporation has become a well-known globally successful company, just as Howard Schultz imagined in 1981 when he walked into the aroma of the coffee shop in Boston. Discussion of the applications of the organizing functions of management will determine how these concepts have made this corporation successful. Implementing each organizational structure as it relates to knowledge and human resources and how Starbucks has grown swiftly from a small coffee retailer to the world's largest coffee chain, helping create a large, growing market for premium coffee, and successfully becoming one of the world's most recognized brands.
“Starbucks is the largest coffeehouse company in the world, with over 16,858 stores in 50 countries, including over 11,000 in the United States, over 1000 in Canada” (www. wikipedia.org/wiki/Starbucks). Starbucks the premier roaster and retailer of specialty coffee in the world with every cup strive to bring both heritage and an exceptional experience to life. In order to achieve this exceptional experience the organizing functions of management must take place. Organizing function is one of the following four areas; planning, organizing, leading and controlling. Each component is important and one cannot function well without the others. All functions serve an important part in achieving Howard Shultz vision and the way he wants Starbuck managers to effectively manage. Managers are responsible for organization of the company and whether or not they properly implement the organizing function of management can make or break the organization. It is the process of bringing together physical, financial and human resources and developing productive relationship amongst them for achievement of organizational...