I NEED Respond this 3 Discssion question FOR SOMe clasemate to this post and include citation referece and APA FORMAT for answers this. PLEASE NO Plagiarism.
ONE CLASSMATE ANSWER THIS:
1-Like others I thought this was a difficult statement to reflect on. Not necessarily because it doesnt apply but more so because there are so many options! I work in a business complex where I am fortunate to have a small local caf that makes pastries and hot meals on site. Its very small however has shown signs of success and has opened another location in Vancouver.
As the company grows from its 4 person operation to now a second location (and perhaps more) its organizational structure will need to change. Immediately I think of figure 4-1 in our text and the example of Bob and Amanda the owners and cook who eventually expand and divide responsibilities based on functions (Jones Mills Weatherbee & Mills 2006). Similarly this caf may need to split responsibilities if they open more locations and especially if their catering services start to grow.
Personally I think there is always the fear that once the company expands the quality of food and service will not be the same. This may or may not impact the way I interact with the caf; I may choose to get my coffee from a coffee shop on my way to work if the connection to the founding employees is lost. A large part of the reason for doing business with this caf is because its such a small operation all of the employees (including the owners) know you by name and often take time to ask about your work upcoming vacations etc. Additionally I may consider other smaller local business to cater our meetings to give them a chance to expand their businesses too.
Jones R. G. Mills J. A. Weatherbee G. T. & Mills J. H. (2006).Organizational Theory Design and Change.Toronto: Pearson Canada Inc.
THE SECOND CLASSMATE ANSWER THIS:
2- This is a tough one. As I was thinking of all the different organizations seems like we have talked about everyone one if not by name then generally at least. One such organization that comes to mind is our government. When our leaders of the country are treading on thin ice Canadians come together to make sure that they know where we stand. Governments also serve as mechanisms to introduce needed changes and facilitate economic growth all the while protecting and preserving our society as a whole (Jones et al. 2005 p.39). The previous government was getting tothe point where this would not have been true if they were elected again. Our democratic structure allows us to voice our opinions and show that what we think matters. Case in point the last federal election whereby the conservative government had taken things too far making comments about cultures religion and decisions that would negatively impact us as Canadians we took a stand and made sure our voices were heard. We voted to bring change to our government and the results were loud and clear.
I am not saying that the new power is any better or worse but if we had elected the same government again then there would definitely have been some major issues in the political regime. Jones et al. state that governments is an organizational stakeholder and the government makes contribution to the other organizational stakeholders by standardizing regulations and that no one company or group of companies can obtain unfair competitive advantage in the market. (p.39). They also oversea or mandate changes to business practice in order to protect social interests (Jones et al. 2005 p.40). These things are not possible if the people in power start to abuse what they have and create havoc in our society by making remarks that put people down or create injustice in the society.
THE THIRD CLASSMATE ANSWER THIS:
3- One type of organization that has adjusted and can continue to adjust their structure to alter customer interactions are banking institutions. Currently customer seem to have mixed feelings about banks and their current structures. Many banks have taken on the approach of providing convenience to gain loyal customers (Gulati & Oldroyd 2005). However past cases have shown that banks such as RBC who have greatly invested in convenient measures did not see the resulting loyalty they expected (Gulati & Oldroyd 2005). As described by Gulati & Oldroyd (2005) Instead what customers wanted was a bank that demonstrably cared about them valued their business and recognized them as the same individuals no matter what part of the bank they did business with.
Many banks are restructuring to adopt this customer-centric model to establish trust with customers gain long-term relationships and create positive customer interactions (PwC Financial Service Institute 2011). For example RBC had previously adopted a matrix structure in which product and customer segments conflicted resulting in the shift towards a geographic divisional structure which relied on a customer-focused design (Gulati & Oldroyd 2005). This structural shift allowed for decentralized decision-making and a customer-focus that still maintained hierarchical control through reports back to the leadership team (Gulati & Oldroyd).
Personally I choose my banking institutions based on how they treat me as a customer and help me achieve my financial goals. Those who restructure and use this approach allow me to interact more consistently and positively with them. For example one institution realized I was a student and contacted me to let me know they could add this to my file so I would not have to pay monthly fees. They also reversed all previous fees taken from my account since I had been a student. This demonstrated their customer-focused structure that improved my overall interaction with the organization and increased the probability that I would recommend the organization to others and remain a loyal customer.
Gulati R. & Oldroyd J. B. (2005). The Quest For Customer Focus.Harvard Business Review.Retrieved from https://hbr.org/2005/04/the-quest-for-customer-focus
PwC Financial Service Institute (2011). When the Growing Gets Tough: How Retail Banks Can Thrive in a Disruptive Mobile Regulated World.PwC Financial Service Institute.Retrieved from https://www.pwc.com/us/en/financial-services/publications/viewpoints/assets/viewpoint-when-the-growing-gets-tough.pdf