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This post addresses the Dell computer case.

Read the Strategy Implementation at Dell Computer case (see attached) and respond to the Case Discussion Questions.

1. Why has Del Moved to different kinds of organizational structures over time?
2. Has Dell's performance been improved?
3. Search the Internet to find out how Dell has been trying to increase its performance and how its competitors such as Apple and HP have also been working to improve theirs.

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Here is the discussion for your questions:

1. Why has Del Moved to different kinds of organizational structures over time?
Dell has moved to different kinds of organizational structures over time due to the changes that the company has undergone throughout their history. When Michael Dell first realized that he needed to hire additional managers, he realized that a functional structure was best, given the needs of Dell at the time. This structure allowed for the employees to be grouped by skill or task performed. This was the best organizational structure in consideration of how rapidly the company began to increase.
Later in the case, Dell realizes that this organizational structure is presenting problems, due to changes in both the industry and the company. When he realizes this, he shifts the organizational structure from a functional structure to a market structure, because it was now the optimal organizational structure for the company, given the changing conditions of both the company and the industry. The organizational structure has evolved with the company.

2. Has Dell's ...

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The solution provides a detailed explanation for each case question in the Strategy Implementation at Dell Computer case.

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