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organizational structures

DIRECTIONS:
Given the corporate strategy structure BELOW develop two viable overall organizational structures that the firm could use to operate. Prepare a report that describes the recommended structures (basic form/design, considerations for centralization). Provide rationale for each recommendation (fit with the operating environment, how the structure contributes to effectively implementing the corporate strategy, potential issues management should address using the structure).

SITUATION:
FRUITY FOODS

Fruity Foods (FF) is a new small "Mom and Pop" store located in the poor section of Camden, New Jersey. During the past 30 years of its existence, the store, like the neighborhood, has experienced a rising crime rate. The building in which the store is located is runned down. Both of the owners are facing retirement and have been recently offered $50,000 to franchise their business. Neither of the owners want to sell, but they know that they need to make changes in the store if they want to remain open. Both need guidance in order to make an appropriate decision.

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One of the options in terms of organizational structure for the owners will be to appoint a store manager and hire 2-4 assistants for sales, delivery, and store maintenance under him, as per the size of the store. As the owners are facing retirement, it will be better to appoint a store manager and develop him to handle all the operations of the store. In the initial period, the owners can train him on various aspects of managing the store and thus, develop him into a good manager. Once he is capable of handling ...

Solution Summary

Given the corporate strategy structure BELOW develop two viable overall organizational structures that the firm could use to operate.

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