Whole Foods Market and Their Organizational Behaviour In the current corporate environment, organizations must strive to study and understand their organizational behavour as this has a huge impact on the overall performance of the firm. As such, () defines organizational behavior as the study of the interaction patterns between individuals or even groups in an organization. Besides, organiztions will tend to influence people’s throughts, felings and even actions. Consequently, this will have an impact to the firm itself. In the study of the mechanisms governing interactions in the organization, managers should aim at fostering the traits tha are ideal for the thriving and survival of the firm. Specifically, good organizational behavior shoukd lead to job satisfaction on the part of the employees, high productuivity, a positive organizational culture and an overall strong team. This paper focuses on the organizational behavior of Whole Foods Market, a supermarket chain that deals with organic products. Moreoever, the decision making processes at the firm and how the decisions affect stakeholders, its culture and competitive advantage will be highlighted. Whole Foods Market It is ideal to note that Whole Foods Market is an American organization which boasts of being the largest retailer of natural produce globally. This organization has its operations based in nboth the United States and the UK. It has an approximatd 479 outlets in those regions. The food products that this firm provides include seafood, poultry, baked goods, drinks, pet products and even floral products. The company’s origin dates back to 1978 with John Mackey and Renee Lawson being the pioneers. Their start up was walled ‘SaferWay’. However, due to operational challeneges, they had to develop a partenershi with Craig Weller and Mark Skiles and consequently the first Whole Foods Marejet in 1980. This first store was huge as compared to the others at the time. An year after it started operating, a catastrophic flood swept the store away. Despite the fact that the
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- Winter '16
- Professor Obura Oluoch
- Organizational studies, Whole Foods Market