Best Buy Culture

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Assignment #5 Greg Kauffman Prof. Craig Cleveland BUS 520, Leadership and Organizational Behavior March 13, 2011 1. Best Buy current culture is a clan culture. Their culture focuses on the person and life work balance. This is a very good thing, with both parents working these days, having a culture that values family and time to spend with them, allows the family to strengthen. Additionally, the attitude or a philosophy ROWE, results only work environment, made best buy more worker friendly. Trusting employees will work to get the job done and allowing them to do it when they want to is an awesome way to prove your loyalty to them. Most of the 4000 employees feel that they have ownership in the jobs…show more content…
Secondly, new employees that have just started working will feel like they are being watched by the older more senior employees, to make sure they are doing their part. Additionally, new members to ROWE, will feel the same sludge(ish) feelings that preceded the other members before them. Old habits die hard, it is said, and for those of us that have worked for years, leaving early and coming in late are not in our vocabulary. Just like the story of the finance woman, she did not feel very comfortable with leaving, even though it was perfectly okay to do so. All of these old habits will create stress. Lastly, management’s involvement creates stress with scheduling, meetings, and managing. Managers will have to look at the big picture and make decisions based on this new scheme. The old days of just walking down the hall and giving someone, a task to complete is over. This new scheme requires more organization and better communication skills too. 5. Overall, this change has helped and continued to drive Best Buy to be competitive in a global market. The idea that their employees can make their own hours, as long as the job is done, is a great way to keep everyone happy and working efficiently. You cannot argue with the results detailed in this story. Every good number increased and every bad number decreased. People seem to be happier and want to work and more importantly do work. Everyone seems to be buying into this
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