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All Businesses must have an organizational structure in order to function efficiently and correctly. Whether the business is big or small, organization is one of the major keys to success. Organizational structures may come in all shapes and sizes. Best Buy Co. is a great example of a large business that has a solid organizational structure and it shows how being organized can take your small mom and pop type business and grow it into the retail giant it is today. When you first examine the organizational structure of Best Buy Co. it can be a bit confusing. Though the company is one big organization, it has many smaller sub organizations, for example Geek Squad and Best Buy Mobile. Though they are one company Geek Squad offers computer repairs as well as computer and home theater installations and trouble shoots, and Best Buy Mobile offers cell phones, while Best Buy as a store sells electronics. The Best Buy Co. organizational structure appears to be a hybrid of a functional and a divisional structure. The store is setup with different departments and each department has a lead or a supervisor that is in charge of meeting sales and financial goals. Above the department supervisors, there is a sales manager and then a general manager that is in charge of everything and everyone in that retail location. That is the part that is more of a functional structure. The divisional structure comes in the separate sub organizations. Best Buy Mobile, though it is in the same retail location most of the time, has its own separate budgets, and sales goals, its own payroll allocation and manager, making Best Buy Mobile a separate entity within the store (Best Buy Co. , 2011). With a functional structure, bottom level sales employees report to... ... middle of paper ... ...t bring as much profit. If the marketing department is big enough, it may even be assigned its own organizational structure, with its own chain of command that is only specific to that department. Organizational design helps determine which structure best suits the organizations needs by showing the company where its flaws are and allowing the company to adapt and fix its’ deficits. For a big company like Best Buy it seems the best choice for an organizational structure would be a hybrid or matrix structure. The company is so huge and has so many departments, it may take a couple of different strategies and ideas to keep the company running efficiently and profitable. Also, an organizational structure that works in one area may not always be the best for another are. Companies must find organizational structures that are efficient financially but also productively.

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  • Explains that all businesses must have an organizational structure in order to function efficiently and correctly. best buy co. is an example of a large business that has an organized structure.
  • Explains the organizational structure of best buy co., which is a hybrid of functional and divisional structure.
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