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Team C - Functional Area Interrelationships - Draft 2

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Running Head: FUNCTIONAL AREA INTERRELATIONSHIPS 1 Functional Area Interrelationships Jakiera Bland, Amanda Garrett, Stacie Moutsios, Mark Tibbitts, and Danny Vargas BUS/475 January 16, 2012 Dr. Leah Raby
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FUNCTIONAL AREA INTERRELATIONSHIPS 2 Functional Area Interrelationships For an organization to stay competitive and grow it must create an organizational structure that fosters excellent functional area interrelationships. Within any organization collaboration among functional areas must be employed to achieve organizational goals. Kudler Fine Foods (Kudler Foods) is no exception and relies heavily on its stakeholders to carry out their roles and work collaboratively to achieve the company’s goals. Kudler Fine Foods’ Primary Reason for Existence Kathy Kudler was the Vice President of a Marketing firm but was getting tired of the constant traveling. She loved to cook gourmet foods and soon realized that gourmet cooking was not available in her location, so she decided to create a business plan. She opened her first Kudler Foods on June 18, 1998 and within nine months was profitable. Kathy Kudler worked hard to have a successful business and over the years two more shops opened. The reason organizations like Kudler Foods have mission, vision, values, and goals are to set a foundation for the business. A mission statement and a vision statement do two different jobs for companies. A mission statement gives the company a purpose and the vision statement is a picture of where the company sees itself in the future. The vision statement shows the company’s values and purpose and is a very inspirational motivator. Values and goals are important for a company because they provide the steps for leaders to create a mission and vision statement for his or her company. Kudler Foods’ mission statement is “to provide our customers the finest in selected foodstuffs, wines, and related needs in an unparalled consumer environment. Our selections, coupled with our experienced, helpful and knowledgeable staff, merge to offer each customer a
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FUNCTIONAL AREA INTERRELATIONSHIPS 3 delightful and pleasing shopping outing” (Apollo Group, Inc., 2009). Kudler Foods’ vision statement is “Kudler Fine Foods will be the premiere gourmet grocery store for those savvy shoppers who are searching for the finest meats, produce, cheeses, and wine” (Apollo Group, Inc., 2009). Mission and vision statements inspire employees to provide the best products and services to their customers. Kathy Kudler’s goals and values were passed on to her organization and are present in the company’s mission and vision statements to provide a unique shopping experience for her customers who love gourmet cooking as much as she does. Kudler Fine Foods’ Organizational Structure Ingram (2012), “Organizational structure is the formal layout of managerial hierarchies and the grouping of employees, departments and business units within a company” (para. 1).
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