Essay about Trader Joe's

1437 Words Jul 23rd, 2013 6 Pages
Naomi Piché
Professor John Burtt
BUS 114 Management
May 21, 2013
Case Study 1 : Trader Joe’s 1. In what ways does Trader Joe’s demonstrate the importance of each responsibility in the management process-planning, organizing, leading, and controlling?
-Trader Joe’s demonstrates planning by intending to carry unique products at a low cost within a fun, relaxing environment. Their organizing skills were apparent due to their approach to find unusual foods from around the world, contract directly with manufacturers, label their products with catchy phrases and by maintaining a small stock of each product. Their leadership was exemplified by hiring employees with job skills such as being “ambitious and adventurous” and providing a
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Not that that has necessarily happened at all, it still remains a possibility. Are the employees able to personally listen to their employers give them instruction and feedback when they’re half way across the world? Therefore, they may not take them as seriously and production/sales could suffer as well as employee morale. Performance effectiveness and efficiency are impacted negatively. Also, considering the fact that the company as a whole remains very quiet and do not give interviews or spend much of anything on advertising, they run the risk of being forgotten. Word of mouth remains prevalent for this company at this time, but that might not always be the case.

Problem Solving: First of all, I’m thrown off by the fact that Hazel seems to be hired directly in to the shift leader position at Trader Joe’s considering their policy to hire from within. But if she truly was hired in at a shift leader position, I believe she should first of course get to know the policies of Trader Joe’s and understand their expectations of her in a leadership role. Once Hazel knows what’s expected of her, she’ll have a better idea of what to expect from the 4 people working for her in the produce

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