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I need help understanding the feedback loops in Whole Foods Market. Identify one Balancing Loop and one Reinforcing Loop. Explain each one of these loops. What are the causal factors and how do they affect each other?

For the Reinforcing Loop, what is an area where there is growth? For the Balancing Loop, what is an area with goal behavior? Explain these critical feedback loops in detail.

What is the theory of organizational learning? How has Whole Foods Market generated organizational learning, and how are they able to go further and generate additional organizational learning? What do they need to do to improve their performance further?

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http://www.wholefoodsmagazine.com/columns/merchandising-insights/back-school

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/blog/john-mackeys-blog/conscious-capitalism-creating-new-paradigm-for%C2%A0business

I need help understanding the feedback loops in Whole Foods Market. Identify one Balancing Loop and one Reinforcing Loop. Explain each one of these loops. What are the causal factors and how do they affect each other?

In the Whole Foods organization, there is a primary emphasis on ensuring that the reinforcement of its core values occurs from the top to the bottom of the organization. Therefore, investors, employees, and consumers are treated as vested stakeholders with each playing an integral role in the success of the organization as well as being interdependent upon each other. Therefore, the feedback loop is a positive loop because it is predicated upon ensuring that there is an emphasis on employee and consumer feedback that drives the decision-making of the organization as Whole Foods operates on a team management strategy. All facets of the team must be in sync for the organization to successfully function and are predicated upon ensuring the Balancing Loop is secure for this operation to occur.

The Balancing Loop at Whole Foods is its self-managing teams, which represents the focus of the organizational learning environment that exists with the company. Whole Foods wants to ensure that employees are happy, because happy employees will work harder to achieve organizational goals, which will ensure that more profits occur and consumers are happy. This ensures that investors are happy, and by practicing what is called Conscious Capitalism, the environment is also taken into consideration through ethical conduct that further supports the community and employees and consumers who live within the community. Therefore, by enabling self-managing teams at all of its stores, Whole Foods is able to ...

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