The Relationship between the Structure, Culture, and Management Styles in Tescos

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The Relationship between the Structure, Culture, and Management Styles in Tescos There is a clear relationship between the structure, culture and management styles in Tescos here are some examples showing this: Tescos uses power culture which has a top down (tall structure) whereby objectives are determined by the individual or individuals. This structure is also linked in with an autocratic management style as this structure tends to have a ‘them and us attitude’ which depends on where individuals stand in the hierarchy. Tescos has also adopted role culture which is structured in a hierarchal way and is divided into a number of functions which ties in with a democratic style because of the multidirectional flows of communication between organisational members means there is more likely to be a team approach. This also inter relates with the ‘flat structure’ Tescos has adopted which refers to the number of levels within the hierarchy of an organisation whereby everyone’s role, position and responsibility is made clear so that there is a clear chain of command. These cultures help Tescos to meet a range of objectives from being market leader to maximising sales and profits. Although the bureaucracy that exists in such organisations means they will not always be particularly effective in meeting their objectives. An example of how my organisation would subconsciously demonstrate these inter related features in a normal day-to-day task is by an employee reporting an issue to their line manager who in turn tells their manager who then tells their assistant general manager the message may then be passed on to the deputy general manager... ... middle of paper ... e-mailed Tescos with an enquiry to experience how the system works, how they would deal with my enquiry and the speed at which they would do this. Unfortunately I didn’t receive an e-mail back to enclose in this document to show this. Although I have taken into consideration that Tescos receive hundreds of e-mails a day and may have problems with replying to them all in relation to time management. Tescos have created excellent communication channels within the business and outside the business which enables them to achieve its business aims effectively for example their website helps them to build strong relationships with customers, which is one factor that helps Tescos to stay ahead of competition and remain the leading supermarket ahead of Asda and Sainsbury’s who are currently in second and third place.

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