Organizational Behavior: Kudler Fine Foods Case Study

Organizational Behavior: Kudler Fine Foods
A look at the organizational culture and structure of Kudler Fine Foods.
# 146395 | 2,002 words | 1 source | MLA | 2010 | US
Published on Dec 26, 2010 in Business (Companies) , Business (Management)

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Kudler Fine Foods' (KFF) mission is to provide the best selection of gourmet foods, ingredients, wines, and related needs from around the world in an unmatched consumer environment. Through a review of the different areas of organization, the paper makes it clear that Kudler, as any other company, needs talent, management, and succession planning. After researching and understanding the culture at Kudler, this paper explains how KFF attracts, keeps, and promotes community involvement based upon leadership. The paper also examines how the leadership at KFF has implemented a plan and carefully evaluated their talent, competencies, and the company's mission to create an environment for enjoyable employment that is rewarding for the employees.

Determining Organizational Culture
Organizational Structure
Internal and External Forces for Change

From the Paper:

"KFF is in a fast pace competitive market but does not cater to elements demanded by the baseball model. KFF prefers to take time with their customers. KFF's different departments all specialize in a specific area; its employees are knowledgeable and well trained in those specific areas. This could indicate an academy culture. The required qualifications and experience for a department manager listed in human resource's job classifications states that "each department manager must have specific training in the department they are managing" (Kudler Fine Foods, 2007, 3). However, KFF is not employing scientists or researchers. By reviewing KFF's policies and procedures we observed some facets of the club culture. In these documents you find, "all other positions [besides entry level positions] are posted internally within each store. "

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Gomez-Mejia, L. and Balkin, D. (2002) 8th ed., Management, NY, NY: The McGraw-Hill Companies.

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