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Matrix company/predictable market & cultural diversity

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1. A matrix organization structure would be appropriate for a company in a highly-competitive market situation, while a company under very predictable market conditions would do well with a bureaucratic structure.

Comment on the validity of this statement. State your reasoning clearly and support it with examples.

2. How do the changing demographics of the U.S. increase the need for managing diversity in an organization? List the important factors that a manager should keep in mind if his or her organization has a diverse workforce. How does cultural diversity in an organization impact the company's culture?

I believe this statement is fairly correct. An example of ...

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1. A matrix organization structure would be appropriate for a company in a highly-competitive market situation, while a company under very predictable market conditions would do well with a bureaucratic structure

Comment on the validity of this statement. State you're reasoning clearly and support it with examples.

I believe this statement is fairly correct. An example of this for both of these would be both McDonald's and Demoulas Market Basket. I will start with McDonalds. When they were doing well and pretty much dominated the fast food industry (before the release of Supersize Me, and America's realization about how fat and unhealthy we and our children are becoming), McDonalds was fairly static with its food selection. This started to change when it realized it was losing business to competitors. So, they had like minds develop more and more in their ...

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1. A matrix organization structure would be appropriate for a company in a highly-competitive market situation, while a company under very predictable market conditions would do well with a bureaucratic structure.

Comment on the validity of this statement. State your reasoning clearly and support it with examples.

2. How do the changing demographics of the U.S. increase the need for managing diversity in an organization? List the important factors that a manager should keep in mind if his or her organization has a diverse workforce. How does cultural diversity in an organization impact the company's culture?

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