1.Analyze the business-level strategies for the corporation you chose to determine the business-level strategy you think is most important to the long-term success of the firm and whether or not you judge this to be a good choice. Justify your opinion.
Using the Internet and Strayer University databases, research Starbucks’ organizational culture and the key leadership and management traits used to execute the business strategy.
Starbucks first opened its doors in Seattle’s Pike Place Market with the name being coined from that of Moby Dick’s first mate (Schultz & Yang 1999). It has spread its shops across North America, all over Europe, the Middle East, Latin America as well as the Pacific Rim with an estimated 35 million customer weekly (Michelli, 2008). With tremendous growth from a small time coffee shop, the company has matured to an international icon that today it is one of the world’s leading retailer, roaster and brand specialty coffee (Story, 1971). The company offers whole bean coffees, espresso beverages, and confectionery and bakery items.
Starbucks has always had a strong history of demonstrating some of the strongest instinct of organizational design; that's no surprise as much of the success of the company has been built on this practice. However, Starbucks needs to continue to adapt with the changing times and environment and can do this more readily by applying the four lessons that Nadler and Tushman specify in regards to organization design. As Nadler and Tushman point out, "The environment drives the strategic architecture of the enterprise, either through
Starbucks advertises two essential mission statements. First and foremost, it strives to “establish [ourselves] as the premier purveyor of the finest coffee in the world while maintaining our uncompromising principles while [we] grow(s).” (Starbucks) Reflective of its mission, Starbucks bases its strategic campaign and communications on six indispensable philosophies; structuring a pleasant work environment in which employees are treated with “respect and dignity,” incorporating diversity in all business aspects, purchasing, roasting and delivering fresh coffee, retaining satisfied customers, giving back to the community and environment, and developing
As Starbucks' strategic vision evolved over the years, so did its strategy. Starbucks current strategy in comparison to its original competitive strategy are: to continue the focus on growth; to establish a leadership with company owned stores in key markets such as USA, Japan, Australia, and UK; to pre-emptively enter and aggressively grow in all targeted markets; to leverage the brand into new product categories and channels; to continue operations improvement; to growth through innovation; to develop and maintain leadership talent; and to maintain their values, culture, and guiding principles. The key elements of Starbucks current strategy is to expand Starbucks globally, and to further develop its internet business. The strategy has changed over time as the business has grown exceptionally well in North America, and now they want to take that success over sea.
Starbucks is a unique organization with a unique structure (Gallos, 2012), "Starbucks is an amazing success story. In the 1990’s, it was opening a new store almost every day and is now the world’s largest coffeehouse company with more than 18,800 stores in 55 countries and more than 10 billion U.S. dollars in annual revenues ” (1). Our company
Recommend the key components of Starbucks ' Organizational Culture that add to its accomplishment in a worldwide economy. Demonstrate administration 's part with making and managing the authoritative society.
The Starbucks business commerce is trade, and the products include coffee drinks and coffee related products. Since the company has thousands of branches throughout the world, it is very convenient to “run in and out” and grab a coffee. Starbucks has a very loyal customer base and high profit margins. Through the loyal customer base and always being
Starbucks strategy at the beginning was based upon creating a symbolic-expressive value trough a social meaning concept of offering the American community meeting places; this positioned its original products and made associations to identify consumers with self-expression providing personal, social and sociocultural meaning.
Research and Development: Starbucks 's organizational culture is innovation and creativity. This is evident through the continuous developments of new and exciting products, for example, the new 4-cup thermal coffeemaker and the Starbucks 'Double Shot ' Espresso beverage. Depend on their diversify products categories, Japanese customers can purchase Starbucks coffee beans, packaged food, and coffee-making equipment, as well as fresh pastries and sandwiches.
Starbucks should have a growth strategy to focus in increasing their sales and market share even more. Since, Starbucks is in the maturity stage in the business life cycle implementing growth strategy will make sure to keep Starbucks company in this phase a longer time. Moreover, Starbucks should maintain an efficient fast supply chain and continue employing well trained and skilled people. Because it is easy for the rivals to copy Starbucks strategies but
Starbucks was bought out by current CEO Howard Schultz in 1987. Since then, Andrew Harrer (2012) reports the company has grown to operate over “17,244 stores worldwide” (para. 1). Fortune (n.d.) reports in its yearly 100 Best Companies to Work for that Starbucks employs “some 95,000 employees”. From only a handful of stores in 1987 to a billion dollar franchise today, the success of Starbucks is due in great deal to their corporate culture, specifically how employees, or as Starbucks calls them, partners are treated. Joseph Michelli (2007) echoes this sentiment, “A great cup of coffee is only part of the Starbucks success equation” (p. 767).
Coming up with development goals to, facilitate growth. Growth is an important aspect that determines the progress of an organization and how completive it should be.