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Value Alignment - Origins, Drives and Actions

Select an existing organization with which you are familiar.

Analyze the individual values and the organization's values as reflected by the organizations plans and actions.

1. Analyze the origin(s) and subsequent evolution of your personal and workplace values.
2. Explain how your individual values drive your actions and behaviors, and analyze the alignment between your values and actions and behaviors.
3. Analyze the degree of alignment between the organization's stated values and the organization's actual plans and actions.
4. Explain the differences and analyze the degree of alignment between your values and the organization's values as reflected by the organization's plans and actions.

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McDonalds is the world's largest food chain restaurant carrying out its operations in its wholly owned restaurants and franchises. It is a global food supplier company with more than 31,000 restaurants all over the world and is operated by men and women both. It's the number one company serving the world's famous and cheapest French fries, burgers, chicken Mc nuggets, egg McMuffin, salads, McCafé and so on. It's the world's largest food chain company operating worldwide and receiving excellent feedback from its customers and giving the best and cheapest products. On the daily basis, it serves nearly 47 million customers by providing them with finest and qualitative food products.

It was founded in 1940 with the restaurant opened by Brothers DICK and Mac. McDonalds is headquartered in USA and later on the company was taken by Ray Kroc. Since then, the restaurant is operating successfully. The Vision statement of McDonalds is to be world's quick service restaurant by providing the clients or its customers' outstanding quality, hygienic environment, service and values. The mission statement of the company proves that it is the fastest food chain that has achieved maximum profitable growth by the use of innovative technologies. This is the reason behind the fact that the revenue of McDonalds is growing year by year (Stories, 2009).

McDonald's always had the dream of becoming the best and quickest service providing restaurant ...

Solution Summary

The response uses McDonalds to answer the question. First it gives background, then examines how individuals' values can effect the organisation and how closely the company's actions follow its stated values. 885 words with 3 references.