Organizational Design As A Organization

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Organizational Design Ball, Geringer, Minor, and McNett define organizational design as, “a process that deals with how an international business should be organized in order to ensure that its worldwide business activities are able to be integrated in an efficient and effective manner” (Ball, Geringer, Minor, & McNett, 2010, p. 403). This allows the organizations to address the changing environment of the business. This encompasses the restructuring of the organizational structure. “A company’s structure helps determine where formal power and authority will be located within the organization, and this structure is what is typically presented in a company’s organizational chart” (Ball, Geringer, Minor, & McNett, 2010, p. 402). Starbucks has reorganized a number of times.
“The first Starbucks opened in 1971” (Starbucks, 2015). Howard Schultz joined Starbucks in 1981. Two years later, he traveled to Italy. The Italian coffeehouse tradition he discovered there intrigued him. He departed Starbucks for a short period and returned in 1987. By this time, his global vision was set and a change was occurring” (Starbucks, 2015). In 1987, Starbucks opened its first international store. It was located in Canada. By 2008, Starbucks entered into 49 other countries. They had expanded to having 16,680 stores.
In February 2008, Howard Schultz communicated, “in order to reinvigorate our company we must continually analyze and review every part of our company operations. This…
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