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How the structure, culture and management style of Cadbury's affects its performance and operations and helps the business meet its objectives.

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How the structure, culture and management style of Cadbury's affects its performance and operations and helps the business meet its objectives. The structure of Cadbury's is Hierarchy. The structure clearly shows who is in charge, gives orders and who carries them out, after the organisation expands and takes on employees. It will almost certainly show that there are different levels of authority. Hierarchical organisations, such as Cadburys are where the whole structure conforms a triangle shape. At the top of the triangle is where the ultimate power lies in Cadbury this is J.M Sunderland; he is the Chief Executive Officer. As the triangle broadens out toward the base, this is where the shop workers would be. Directors Line Of Head of departments Command Middle management (branch Managers) Supervisor /Co-Coordinators Operatives/Clerical staff When a business has a hierarchal structure it can be a problem with communication between everyone because it will have to work its way from top to bottom through the employees. ...read more.

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As this is happening people could add extra things or forget to pass something on this is a disadvantage to having this structure in a business. If Cadburys structure were flat it would take a lot less time to pass on information and less chances of instructions being told wrong. The objectives within Cadburys are affected by the structure because they end up getting decided by the top director, but everyone in the company who is interested has the chance to suggest their opinions. The director listens to everyone who suggests ideas as they listen to them. The culture of Cadburys is Task. This helps with the performance by pulling the whole of the staff together. This shows how important that the employees work together rather than against each other. If one of the teams fails or makes a mistake, it will affect the whole team and they could all end up failing just because of one mistake. ...read more.

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The management style at Cadburys is Democratic. This affects the operations at Cadburys by the director discussing issues with the employees, who are interested. This shows that they are considering everyone's views and suggestions. It also brings the employees together, and tends to motivate them more. The performance at Cadbury's with this management style will be high because they are discussing the ideas with the directors and other employees, but in the end the directors will make the final decision. This will end up being a decision that suits everyone and will be the best for Cadburys. The objectives at Cadburys are being helped to be met by this management style an example of this is "surviving" and "Profit" because as new ideas are being discussed they are achieving these objectives because the more products that are on the market the more profit can be earned. The director will decide if the suggestions are a good idea considering everyone's ideas. Abigail Hicks 15 the November 2003 C2 - 1 - ...read more.

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