Apple’s Business Examination Paper
October 3, 2012
Dr. David E. Ferguson
Every Organization or business has to have organizational structure in order to succeed because it prioritizes the hierarchy, identifies the guidelines, policies and procedures needed for a company achieve goals and objectives. The Organizational structure also depicts levels of management from the top down. The organization that I would like to work for is Apple Inc., In this essay, I will give a brief overview of the company’s history, define it organizational structure and effects it have on the success of the organization, distinguish between leadership and management, describe the culture and the core capabilities which lead to
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These core capabilities create values and cause employees to achieve superior performance. Compared to the competitor, Apple’s technology far exceeds that of the competitors and management is always planning and developing new ideas. The pattern for Apple is to take old technology and make it better. Apple’s position is to continue training employees to be innovative, create unique products and stay ahead of the competition. The skill set required by leadership is to take advantage of and capture every opportunity is one of the main functions of leadership because they are responsible for understanding how and what external trends and forces may affect the company, then decipher the information to build scenarios and develop strategies. The culture within the organization is based on self-motivation has also aided in the success of the company because they all share the same values and beliefs. Leadership and employees are self-motivated; understanding, compassionate, committed to delivering good products and ensuring customers are satisfied.
Steve Jobs was the brain behind Apple Inc., because of his ability to create a unique organizational structure and willingness to adapt to change has made Apple the most successful organization in the