Advantages And Disadvantages Of Apple Inc.

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According to White (2007) there are several competitive disadvantages but the latest jab comes courtesy of outgoing Microsoft "chief software architect" Bill Gates who has stated that Apple Inc. has a "huge disadvantage" when it comes to bringing computers into the living room. Apple 's disadvantage, according to Gates, is that unlike Microsoft it does not work with other companies to develop hardware and software that can accomplish a wider variety of tasks (p. 2). It’s possible that Apple’s strategic planning staff purposely wants to operate as an independent company in order to keep its competitive edge over other organizations like Microsoft, Dell and IBM.
The HR department at Apple Inc. provides the structure and ability to accomplish
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In 1997, however, he came back and rescued the company from dire straits … by using the same means for which he was sacked. (p. on the abstract page )
Inspiration usually comes from those close to you or working around you and Apple Inc. employees had that connection from the start. Although Steve Jobs has since passed away, his initial dreams and vision for the company are still present today. Transformational Leadership @ Apple (2002) emphasizes that Apple is a constantly changing organization because of technological advancements and economic growth (p.5). Organizations structure is like an art form in that, businesses have to evaluate and implement their decisions that will enable their employees to achieve objectives. Research done by the Transformational Leadership @ Apple (2002) article agrees and lists out three qualities that a manger must possess: (1) provide clear responsibility and priorities with extensive communication and freedom to improvise, (2) enhance learning about future possibilities by experimenting with ideas, and (3) link current projects to the future with predictable intervals (p.6). These qualities are expected of Apple Inc. managers and employees and they are hired for their talents which in turn affect the culture of the organization in a positive way. Although it can be challenging for companies who go global to implement these qualities in their stores abroad, it all starts at the top. While there are several leadership types according to Transformational Leadership @ Apple (2002) “transformation leader” is the one Steve Jobs wanted his company managers to embody (Anonymous,
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