The Beauty Salon Organization

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The Beauty Salon Organization Jane Doe Management for Organizations John Doe Monday, August 1, 2011 The organization that I work at is a salon. I have been at this establishment for 6 ½ years. I have worked side by side with the owner, operated as manager, and I currently work in this organization as a self-employed manicurist. I have seen firsthand the outcomes of the functional and dysfunctional control systems, experienced how to develop control systems, analyzed and illustrated essential techniques, and seen the impact they have on my professional life and my personal life. In 2005, I began working as a licensed esthetician and assisting the owner on daily duties. Working in a small business and being one of two full time…show more content…
We became the largest salon and spa in our area with 15 staff members, 12 tanning beds, over a hundred services, and thousands of dollars in inventory. Our staff included 3 part time receptionist and tanning bed operators, a massage therapist, an esthetician, 2 manicurists, and 8 hairstylists. Our goal was reached, but it was spiraling out of control. After evolving for seven years and after gambling over $600,000 in equipment and products our owner was in way over her head. The business was not sustaining itself any longer. The financial resources were depleted and the owner was forced to sell at a salvage price. Her intentions were good, but her management skills were weak and in the long run her strategies to succeed caused her to fail. Her task was to plan, organize, lead, and control and no self-evaluation was taken to measure her own performance. Before the next owner, a retired insurance branch manager, purchased the business he had one requirement. The requirement was that a manager would be hired to run it with little assistance from him. The manager hired was me. The new owner was under the impression that the business was self-sustaining and thought since I had 4 years’ experience assisting the previous owner and I was knowledgeable of the business that I would be a great candidate for management. I had little business management education, a large ego and I
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