Bus 475 Week 2 Team Paper

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Apple Values and Alignment Values are beliefs and philosophies, by which companies try to maintain in their mission and vision. Values identify who and what, a company represents by their actions. It is easy to say one thing, and turn around and do the opposite. Both, individuals and companies, possess values, by which they express and live by. Apple, Inc. has an established set of core values that guide them through the success of their employees, customers, and the business entity. Individual actions and behaviors will be evaluated, Apple’s plans and actions will be evaluated; and we will determine how the alignment is for each, as well as compared to each other. Analyze the origin(s) and subsequent evolution of your personal…show more content…
This was apparent in his actions and behaviors. For individuality, he influenced employees of all levels to be creative not repetitive and created programs and forums for employees to create their personal electronic masterpieces and present them to a review board for awards up to and including recognition, monetary awards or mass production of the product. He also focused the company’s priorities on creating products to meet the needs of an individual and not a corporation. For excellence, this was demonstrated in every new product release through the technology and design. Each product was market and life changing for the industry and customers alike. For honesty, this was demonstrated through the speedy recalls, refunds or credits anytime a product didn’t meet the excellence standards, even if it wasn’t required. He would be honest that his values were not meet and would make right by the customers’ expectations. Analyze the degree of alignment between the organization’s stated values and the organization’s actual plans and actions. To determine the alignment between the stated values of Apple Inc. and their actual plans and actions we first need to review their mission and vision statement. According to "Investor Relations: Frequently Asked Questions" (2013), Apple’s mission statement is " Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork and professional software. Apple
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