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    Interview Questionnaire

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    Select a leader in an organization of your choice. Manager; an executive or CEO is preferred.

    Name of Organization:
    Name of Leader and Name of the position

    Part 1: Introduction (If you cannot find this information ahead of time, you will need to ask during the interview):
    What is the name of your organization?
    What are your organization's primary products and/or services?
    Please provide a brief description of your organization's current mission/purpose and its vision for the future.
    Does your organization have a stated strategy that it shares with stakeholders? If so, what is that strategy?
    What are your responsibilities, and what is your title?

    Part 2: Crafting Strategy
    Are there forces outside your organization that put pressure on how your business is run? Briefly describe them.
    How has your organization changed its strategy in response to outside forces?
    How do your biggest rivals compete to try to gain an advantage with customers in your markets?
    What do you believe is your organization's competitive advantage over rivals?
    Describe how your organization involves the leadership team in developing strategies during challenging economic times.
    Describe how your organization involves other employees in developing strategies.

    Part 3: Executing Strategy
    How does your organization communicate its vision and strategy to employees?
    Briefly describe how your organization builds internal capabilities.
    Describe how you organization determines and communicates objectives.
    Describe how you and your organization evaluate performance towards stated objectives.

    Part 4: Must add five questions of your own strategy-related interview questions.

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    Part 1: Introduction (If you cannot find this information ahead of time, you will need to ask during the interview):
    What is the name of your organization?

    Power Moves Inc.

    What are your organization's primary products and/or services?

    The primary products that are sold within the organization are resale products purchased at discount prices and sold back on the market at higher retail prices. The merchandise is a variety of items that is predicated upon the supply and demand paradigm wherein the most marketable products that are ave desired in the public currently are provided to consumers at prices that are below market value because the retailer obtains them at pennies on the dollar.

    Please provide a brief description of your organization's current mission/purpose and its vision for the future

    The mission for the organization is to expand and grow while also maintaining the same organizational culture of excellence that currently exists within the organizational structure of the company. It is a small business with approximately 15 employees with 5 of these employees full-time while the other 10 employees are part-time and work on a seasonal basis wherein they work during the high seasons for the business. The owner, which is someone that has built the company from the ground up wants to expand the current 5 full-time employees to 10 full-time employees. This will require more investment in technology as well as in transportation. The owner must account for the added expenses that will become the norm when these upgrades occur within the company as well as the increase in pay that current part-time employees will command when they become full-time employees for the company.

    Does your organization have a stated strategy that it shares with stakeholders? If so, what is that strategy?

    The strategy for implementing these changes begins with the vision of the owner as well as the mission statement and resources that will be needed to ensure that employees can reach the necessary productivity increases that will be mandated for the company to expand. With added expenses and pay for employees, the business will need to sell more merchandise and a greater responsibility will be placed upon employees to meet expected quotas. This will require intensive training for employees as the current 5 employees were initially trained by the owner himself. The owner is a hands-on owner as I previously stated that he built the company from the ground-up. Therefore, the owner was and still is currently "in-the-field" along with his team and remains the top seller within the company. New technology and equipment as well as funding for travel expenses will be necessitated with the expansion. Training in addition to customer service paradigms will be implemented as the business requires much interaction with customers in-person to ensure that the customer understands the ...

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