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    Mission Statement and Organizational Change

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    1) What is the mission statement of a company in which you are interested? The mission statement may be found on the company Web site (provide reference if here). Has the company gone through any organizational changes? Was that change aligned with the company's mission statement? Explain.

    2) Perform a search for a company online. Based on what you read on its site (provide reference), what type of change would benefit the organization? Why would this change help the organization? Explain your recommendation.

    3) You are an executive with a company that manufactures and sells pet food. What global occurrences could influence change in your organization? What types of changes should the company make in response to these changes? Why? Benchmark a similar change at a company you are familiar with and provide a web reference.

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    The company in which I am interested in is 3M Company. It is a multinational conglomerate corporation based in Maplewood Minnesota. The company produces more than 55,000 products. The company is known for its innovation. The company's mission statement is 'To solve unsolved problems innovatively'. During the past decade the company has added layers of management in an attempt to increase control over its diverse activities. These organizational changes improve control and have been made with the objective of increasing its profitability. However, these changes are not fully aligned with the mission statement of the company. The mission of solving unsolved problems innovatively is supported by a flat organization with teams. Such a structure promotes creativity and increases innovation.

    You must understand that 3 M considers itself to be a global innovation company. ...

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