Organizational Behavior – Week #2 Assignment 1
Whole Foods Case Study Questions (Chapters 1, 2, and 3)
Review the Whole Foods Case Study (pp. 1-6) and answer the questions connected to Chapters 1, 2, and 3 as listed below. Responses to each question should range from 100-200 words. Your paper should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards (12 point Times New Roman font, double-spacing, 1″ margins, title and reference pages). Be sure to use the text and/or other sources to support your responses and properly cite the use of such.
· Describe how Whole Foods uses human capital as a source of competitive advantage. (Ch 1)
· Identify the aspects of high-involvement management contained in Whole Foods’ approach to managing its associates. (Ch 1)
· How could Whole Foods’ democratic model of selection interfere with the development or continuance of a diverse workforce? What should it do to prevent such difficulties? (Ch 2)
· How do you think globalization will affect Whole Foods over time? Please explain several ways it could affect the company’s operations. (Ch 3)