Building over 98 of whole food store in the united

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have been a success and profits have been rising over the course of the years. Building over 98% of Whole Food store in the United States and very few internationally can be a good or bad strategic decision depending on the economy and other variables. If the economy in the US declines but grows in Europe or South America then Whole Foods would lose possible profits if the organization had expanded more internationally. At the same time if the economy grows in the United States but declines in other parts of the world, where Whole Foods stores are to be established, then these international stores would benefit from the economic improvement but the stores in the United States store locations would benefit from the improved sales and revenue. Alternative 3: Begin incorporating Conscious Capitalism into the current corporate culture. Leaders of certain corporations are moving toward a spiritual type of leadership. Corporations are including caring for people inside the organization and making satisfying all company stakeholders more of a priority than making profit. Organizations have become to realize that
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when an organization employs happy employees and satisfies their customer the organization is more likely to grow and improve the bottom line. The term “Conscious Capitalism” was coined by Whole Foods CEO-John Mackey to help initiate the move toward a more people oriented culture that cares about the organizations most important assets: its employees. Alternative 4: Do nothing and continue business as usual. Whole Foods, like any other organization experiencing problems or concerns, has the option to do nothing and continue working and making decisions as usual. Although this is an option, selecting this option would not help Whole Foods prepare for any future uncontrollable situations such as the economic recession of 2008-2009. Globalization has forced organization into constant change and adjustment. Those organizations that do not give into needed change fall behind and sometimes go out of business. Minus 3 Points Recommended Alternative Whole Foods should select a combination of alternatives 1, 2, and 3. These alternatives include transforming from a clan type of culture toward an adaptive type of culture. The switch to an adaptive type of culture will help reduce the culture gap between Whole Foods and the external environment. Under this selection Whole Foods will continue with efforts to expand internationally to different locations: for example expanding into South American and Asia. The recommended alternatives would also help continue spreading and practicing conscious capitalism in a direction to make Whole Foods into a more spiritual type of organization that cares for employees and other company stakeholders. Implementation:
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Months 0-3: During this time frame Whole Foods CEO-John Mackey and company managers will be in charge of introducing and providing information to all company stakeholders about the changes to come and how these changes may affect all company members in a positive way.
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