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Running head: BUSINESS PRACTICES ARGUMENTATIVE ESSAY Business Practices Argumentative Essay Rafael Navarro University of Phoenix PHL 320 Dr. Jennifer Stephens September 29, 2017 1
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BUSINESS PRACTICES ARGUMENTATIVE ESSAY Business Practices Argumentative Essay People make decisions every day when making a selection between choices. The vast majority of the decisions made are impulsive and often have no negative consequence. On the other hand, businesses cannot afford to make decisions without a critical thinking process that can take into consideration the potential negative impacts. In fact, businesses have to decide which type of organizational structure would be best for their decision-making and at times structuring needs within large corporations or small businesses can change. Structuring changes can be considered controversial at times especially if profit margins are not necessarily reflecting an immediate need for the modification. In 2007, "The Home Depot" displayed such a business practice and decentralized the decision-making powers so that regional store managers (not corporate) can decide what merchandise to stock based on individual market needs (Blakely, 2008). The Home Depot founded in 1978 opened two stores in Atlanta, Georgia in 1979. The Home Depot never imagining it would become the #1 home improvement retailer with stores in Mexico and Canada (Blakely, 2008). During the 2007 housing market crash, CEO Frank Blake knew that he would sustain significant losses in revenue from the contractor's side of the business. An already stretched company and a gained reputation for the loss of customer service, Blake decided to make some structural changes within the enterprise. Blake understood the need for the fundamental shift, but
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