employees such as Mary, the assistant operations manager, to Jimmy, sales manager for the Newcastle branch, when she gives him sales targets to achieve in a specific period.Question 5: Identify and explain how the newly merged organization is consistent with the main situational variables of a contingency approach.The contingency approach to management is based on the idea that there is no one specific way to manage. It is also referred to as the situational approach and implies that organizations are individually different and face different challenges thus calling for distinct methods of management. The organizational structure of the newly merged organization includesintegrating two different companies, J.O.C and CG chocolates which are used to different styles
J.O.C AND CG CHOCOLATES CASE STUDY 7of management. J.O.C was a small local company and the expansion will create the need for a shift in staff allocation to better its outcome. In order to integrate the two organizations, technology is also required to ensure efficiency. The merged organization is more flexible and can easily adapt to changes in the business environment. More effective decisions will also be made as cooperation will be there between the two locations. The organization will be able to freely allocate workforce and resources based on the situation of both branches.ConclusionThe J.O.C and CG chocolates are two companies that produce chocolates owned by Suzieand Charlie respectively. Charlie manages his company using the autocratic management model and when he seeks to retire which makes Suzie merge her company to his in order to expand her business. The newly merged company would be effective if it uses the matrix organizational structure which involves the mix of power and authority in management. The structure will also involve the line, lateral, functional and staff relationships between employees in both locations. Authority, responsibility and delegation will take place between employees of different levels in the structure. The flexibility of the organizational structure of the newly merged company makes it consistent with the contingency approach to management.
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