Wal-Mart's Organizational Theory and Behavior

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Final Project - Wal-Mart's Organizational Theory and Behavior

Jean K. Martin

AXIA College of University of Phoenix

There are so many organizational behavior concepts to take into consideration for the success or failure of any organization, business or company. The way these concepts are handled by management and employees will either keep the business open or these same concepts could end up in closure of this same business or organization. Management and employees are the people who will make the "win or lose" situation occur. Communication, motivation, and power and politics are some of the concepts that will cause a business to succeed or fail. Businesses must be competitive to stay alive, or these same businesses will
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This brings out a positive appearance within the store. This type of treatment should be present in all departments throughout the store. The most important support comes from the checkout counter who will leave the customer with a lasting impression of that store. The cashier's behavior could be the determining factor if that customer will return to that store. A policy should be in place which states that all cashiers final comments spoken to the customer should be "Have a nice day. Thanks for shopping at Wal-Mart". Quality customer service is what will make a store flourish in the retail business, or it could hinder the business by losing customers to another retail store. Without customer service, there will be no customers (Lindner, 2005).
During research on this final project, the author found an example of Wal-Mart's communication in backing customer service. A Wal-Mart customer returned a completely thawed turkey including all the fixings for a dinner because her relatives could not make it due to car trouble (Now That's Customer Support, 2006). Wal-Mart returned the customer's money which was $19 plus some change and the customer returned the complete turkey dinner which included two boxes of stuffing, some cranberries, stuff to make pumpkin pies, green beans and a package of rolls (Now That's Customer Support, 2006).
Another example where Wal-Mart communicates with
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