We have a manufacturing client with a very similar situation to W.L. Gore and Associates, as discussed in the text, page 276. We have a meeting with our manufacturing client later this week, and I would like you to have a good understanding of what has made W.L.Gore so successful in preparation for our meeting with our manufacturing client. To prepare for this meeting, please review : Management in Action on page 276 of the textbook, W.L. Gore’s Culture Promotes Employee Satisfaction, Innovation and Retention.
Answer the following questions using only the text material, critical thinking skills, and APA format. Word count: 600 minimum, excluding the title page.
1. Which of the 12 ways to embed organizational culture has Gore used to create its current culture? Provide examples to support your conclusions.
2. Which of the 3 types of organizational design discussed in the chapter is most similar to Gore’s lattice structure. Explain your rationale.
3. Is Gore’s structure more organic or mechanistic? Explain.
4. When small companies grow, one of the typical reasons for failure is the inability to establish an effective management structure. Why would this be the case and what should the owners do to avoid the problem?
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