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A Description and Analysis of Mascotte

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A Description and Analysis of Mascotte Table of Contents Table of Contents ... Pg 1 An Introduction ... Pg 2 Ownership ... Pg 2 - 3 Objectives of Company ... Pg 4 Different Types of Organisational Structure ... Pg 5 An Analysis of Mascotte's Culture ... Pg 6 Mascotte's Culture Influences - A Table ... Pg 7 How does the Culture Affect The Company's Objectives? ... Pg 8 Organisational Functions of Mascotte ... Pg 9 The Functions of Mascotte and It's Objectives ... Pg 10 Conclusion and Bibliography ... Pg 11 Introduction - A Brief Background To MIA Ltd Mascotte is a Hong Kong based company that has 30 years of experience in manufacturing computer, photo, video, and multi-media bags and accessories. Mascotte is listed in the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, since it turned into a public company in September 1997. The company has over 1,000 workers and products, making it a large business company. Mascotte also employs a team of varied nationalities from Germany, Japan, French, English, etc. They are a multinational company that has headquarters in the US, Germany, and China. Ownership, The Pros And Cons Since September 1997, Mascotte turned into a public limited company in Hong Kong now listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Prior to that, it was a private company with one main shareholder. Ever since getting recognition for their products (ISO-9002 Quality Certificate for manufacturing), Mascotte decided that the time is ripe for the company to go public, in order to raise more capital for expansion. ...read more.


He feels that the current objectives of his company are successful in running the company efficiently as well as being cost-effective. The Different Types of Organisational Structure Cultures can affect the company, in the way it operates, it's objectives, and it's efficiency. They are the shared beliefs, the policies, and personality of the organisation. Different companies have different cultures, and if it is compatible with their objectives and structure, then the company will be more successful in it's operation. There are a few different types of cultures, and the main ones are power, role, task, or person culture. A power culture is usually found in small organisations, since there are fewer people. Individuals hold the power in the organization rather than a group. Decision-making can be quickly done and this type of culture reacts well to threat in the organization. The disadvantages of this type of culture is that it cannot support too many staff or it will collapse, since there is a lack of challenge and a feeling of suppression in the organization. A task culture is a culture where people in organizations work together to complete a task or project. The advantage is that there will be more opinions, ideas, and views, since more people will have the ability to determine how a job will be done. In a person culture, there are no hierarchies. Each individual has freedom and direction to work as he/she likes. This type of culture is usually found in non-profit organizations, since the organisation only serves the interests of those within it. ...read more.


They help to evacuate the company's performance and set targets to improve performance. Shipping Department/Manufacturing They are responsible for processing the raw materials into finished goods effectively. There is a quality control in the company to ensure that the bags Mascotte produces are up to standard. This department is responsible for the designing of the product, storing goods, shipping the finished goods, etc. They also process orders from customers and making sure that the goods are delivered on time. How do the company functions affect the company's objectives? Each employee in Mascotte, no matter what department, is clear about the objectives of the organization and they work in conjunction to succeed the objectives. Mr Lam had said that every department is 'conscious to avoid mistake, cost effective, and comes up with economic ways of manufacturing to help achieve the company objectives. There is a clear set of objectives for the company but no department objectives, so this might cause some conflict for the departments to work together successfully. For example, the accounting department may try to limit the funds for the shipping/manufacturing department, when they are trying to come up with new designs which requires more funds. The various departments are having more success working together for the company since the use of ICT. It makes the same information available for all the departments and helps to integrate the functions of the company more successfully. Since the various staff has been employed by Mascotte for a long time, and some are family members, I believe that it is easier for the different departments to work together. The reason for that is they have a clearer understanding of Mascotte's culture and objectives and accordingly to achieve the objectives of the company. ...read more.

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