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Whole Foods Market has a diversified form. The company has many branches depending on the location of the stores. Whole Foods Market has locations in 38 states in the United States. They also have 5 stores in the United Kingdom, 4 stores in British Columbia, and 2 stores in Ontario, Canada. Back in 1980, we started out with one small store in Austin, Texas. Today, we’re the world’s leader in natural and organic foods, with more than 270 stores in North America and the United Kingdom. They have 9 distribution centers, and 54,000 employees. The chaos theory (p 30) – suggests that relationship in complex, adaptive systems – including organizations – are nonlinear an d made up of numerous interconnections and
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Unformatted text preview: divergent choices that are interconnections and divergent choices that creates unintended effects and render the whole unpredictable. Managers cant measure, predict or control in traditional ways the unfolding drama inside or outside the organization. Organizations should be viewed more as natural system that as well-oiled, predictable machines. The meso theory is (p.36) concerns the integration of both micro and macro levels of analysis. Individuals and groups affect the organization, and the organization in return influences Individuals and groups. To thrive in organizations, managers and employees need to understand multiple levels simultaneously....
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2010 for the course BUSI 522 taught by Professor Marshall during the Summer '10 term at Columbia College.

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