Organizing Paper: the Home Depot

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RUNNING HEAD: ORGANIZING PAPER \ Organizing Paper: The Home Depot Cathrene Drake (Katie) University of Phoenix student MGT/330 Edward D’Avola 3/4/2011 Organizing Paper: The Home Depot The Organizing function of management is one of the four main functions of management. Organizing within a company is very important and affects several aspects of a company’s organizational resources. In this paper, I will attempt to explain how the organizing function of management relates to the following organizational resources at The Home Depot: Technology and Knowledge. I will also discuss whether or not The Home Depot has optimized these organizational resources for effectiveness as well as efficiency. According to Bateman &…show more content…
The Home Depot knows that they must stay on top of technology and management must be able to organize this function in a way that surpasses the competition, pleases the customers, and keep the employees satisfied. Knowledge The Home Depot knows how important it is to have knowledgeable employees on hand at all times, in fact, it is one of their main goals and they focus on it consistently. According to The Home Depot (2003-2010 Homer TLC, Inc),”The Home Depot’s goal is to help customers create the home of their dreams whether they want to do it themselves or have it done for them” (para 4). This gives them an advantage because they believe in well trained employees who are very knowledgeable and able to help customers on the sales floor. They set up training programs for all employees where they learn basic information and may also specialize in an area, for example, bathrooms, and an employee will be able to inform a customer about everything there is to know about bathrooms and remodeling them or such. The Home Depot offers and encourages extensive training programs to stay above the competition and keep well knowledgeable employees. The Home Depot (2003-2010 Homer TLC, Inc) website also states that for most people, their home is their biggest financial and emotional investment they make. The Home Depot really takes that to heart and shows deep appreciate for their customers by offering many “How-To” and

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