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Mcdonald's Case Study: Organizing function of Management

I need help in putting together an analysis of the food chain/corporation of McDonald's. The following are what I need to do:

Evaluate the organizing function of management as it relates to at least two or three of the following organizational resources:
a. Physical assets
b. Monetary
c. Human resources
d. Knowledge
e. Technology
Discuss whether or not McDonald's has optimized these organizational resources for effectiveness and efficiency. Cite at least two or three sources in APA style, 1000 to 1500 words. Your assistance is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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Organizing Function of Management

Management refers to a practical and coherent way of solving problems in the form of a business or human activity utilizing the skills labour and capacity of a group of people chosen for the purpose of achieving certain results. Formal organizations are organized according to a particular hierarchy and work flow; specialization is key. In a modern office or factory, there is a machine-like ordered sense of efficiency attributed to the use of the science of management, a set of philosophies, theories and rules that have come to define the global economy. Whatever the nature of the organization - formal or informal, whatever the purpose and the goal (i.e. government institution, private company, NGO), management principles allow for desired results to be achieved, for the employment of the right individuals, for an efficient use of resources, for growth and development. Management is not only practiced by the leaders of each organization; the principles are taught to all from the least of the employees and mastered by the highest ranked and most senior as it is not only about managing people but also about managing the challenges of a career/job from social to technical.

There are all in all 4 functions in management. The first function is planning, a real-time ongoing strategic decision making according to the trends & organizational challenges. The workflow and identification of roles is key as well. This is the second function referred to as Structural Organizing. The internal workings of an organization must be laid out with a particular focus on division, control of tasks and coordination as well as the flow of information. Power is distributed through here, and so is responsibility. In line with Structural organizing is the third function --- staffing. Usually done by the Human Resources department in formal organizations, Staffing is all about recruiting, hiring, training, evaluating, compensating and keeping the right people to fill in the roles identified by the ...

Solution Summary

The solutions provides an organizational analysis of the food giant McDonald's. Before doing so however it defines the organizing functionof management and its relevance in controlling massive multinational corporations/organizations. Then it discusses the following subtopics pertaining to the chosen case study: Physical Assets, Human Resource, Revenue Collection & Supply. Written in the APA format, references are provided and a word version is attached for easy printing.

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