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What are some of the main initiatives (related to Organizing) that CEO Hurd has implemented in order to turn Hewlett-Packard Co., (HP) around?

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Let's look at some of the "organizing" initiatives that CEO Hurd implemented for Hewlett-Packard Co., which are drawn from the article that is attached, which expands on some of the points and deals with other functions as well.

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1. What are some of the main initiatives (related to Organizing) that CEO Hurd has implemented in order to turn HP around?

Mostly referred to functions of management are planning, organizing, leading, and controlling, although some identify additional functions. The functions of management define the process of management as distinct from accounting, finance, marketing, and other business functions. (http://www.referenceforbusiness.com/management/Log-Mar/Management-Functions.html)

Related to "organizing", CEO Hurd proposed and implemented several main initiatives in order to turn HP around. According to Fayol, organizing is defined "as making provision for the structuring of activities and relationships within the firm and also the recruiting, evaluation, and training of personnel" (http://www.referenceforbusiness.com/management/Log-Mar/Management-Functions.html).

Hurd's has been reported as taking a "no-nonsense approach to turn HP around". Unlike what Wall Street and others were calling for i.e. restructuring and becoming more focused, Hurd decided "to run the sprawling, unwieldy organization pretty much the way it was" in terms of products, while at the same time calming things down. He is reported as saying:"We need to temper the idea that this ...

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Discusses some of the main initiatives (related to Organizing) that CEO Hurd has implemented in order to turn Hewlett-Packard Co. around. The attached article that I attached which expands on some of the points, and deals with other functions as well. References are provided.

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