home depot diagnosing change Essay

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Project 3 Home Depot and Hewlett Packard: Diagnosing Change using the Star Four Frame Model By Amanda HRM587 Professor Anderson

I Diagnostic model
The diagnostic model that I believe that the Hewlett Packard and Home Depot would fit the best is the Four Frame Model. The Four Frame Model consists of: Structural, Human Resources, Political, and Symbolic. The Structural frame is based on the rules, goals, policies of the organization, technology and the environment. The Human Resources frame involves the needs, skills and the relationships between the people and the organization. The Political frame involves power, conflict and competition of the policies of the organization.
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2. Rising costs of wage earners
Opportunities
1. New customers
2. Have more internet sales
3. Becoming more popular with the Do-It- Yourselfers

Threat
Competition from Menard’s and Lowe’s lack of product differentiation
The United States having economic slowdown can affect sales
IV. Effectiveness of the Analysis
It takes time for a company to make changes and with Hewlett Packard Whitman has been CEO for less than two years and because Hewlett Packard has been struggling long before she became CEO so she is playing catch up as fast as she can. She came in the position to keep what Apotherker was doing but soon became obvious that she needed to change things more by reorganizing the goals and combining departments to use the best talents. Whitman made the four frame model by using the Structural Political, and Symbolic frames make the playing field seem more fair for everyone parks same parking lot, there are no executive offices rather than basic cubicles and regular offices at the corporate office. Human Resources she changes the departments so that more unified like the Printing and Personal Systems Group , and marketing group so that saves money by cutting expenses and allows the departments more creativity to find solutions or get new ideas. Whitman sees employees’ talents such as Todd Bradley instead of keeping him in the Printing and Personal Systems she moved him to strategic

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