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Walmart Case Study

Team Infinity-BUS 272
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Chantal Cruickshank

on 26 November 2012

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Transcript of Walmart Case Study

QUESTION 2 QUESTION 3 0 + - = 9 8 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 c 2. NEUROTICISM Merchandising meetings

Communication between upper management

Variety of quality products at low price 3. FRUGALITY Keep costs low

Gain competitive advantage

Consistent value Walmart's Culture Overview of the Case STRONG Characteristics:

1. Solidarity

2. Neuroticism

3. Frugality HOW MIGHT WALMART'S NEGATIVE PRESS AFFECT EMPLOYEE MORALE, JOB SATISFACTION, AND ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITMENT?

AS A MANAGER, WHAT STEPS WOULD YOU TAKE TO IMPROVE EMPLOYEE ATTITUDES? 1. SOLIDARITY Saturday morning meetings

Quick market response

Value employees QUESTION 1 Based on this case, would you characterize Walmart's culture as strong or weak? Why? HOW WALMART'S STRONG CULTURE CONTRIBUTES TO ITS LONG TERM PERFORMANCE Employee "family" structure

Breadth of the product line and frugality of its customers ESPOUSED VS. ENACTED VALUES INCREASE AFFECTIVE COMMITMENT COMBAT NEGATIVE PUBLICITY As a member of upper manager at Walmart, What steps could you take to either maintain or enhance the Warlmart culture? WALMART'S NEGATIVE PRESS HAS AN ADVERSE EFFECT ON: Morale

Job satisfaction

Organizational commitment STEPS TO IMPROVE EMPLOYEE ATTITUDES 1. EMPOWER EMPLOYEES 2. FAIRNESS 3. BUILD TRUST 4. ORGANIZATIONAL COMPREHENSION 5. INCREASE INVOLVEMENT QUESTIONS? Q1 P1 Q1 P1 Q1 P1 Q1 P1 Q1 P2 Conclusion Q3 P2 Team Infinity presents TEAM BUILDING PROMOTE VALUES CONGRUENCE Q3 P1 What does Walmart really value? Simon Fraser University Organizational Behaviour .
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