Nestle Management Function Analysis

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2.1 Management Function (POLC)
2.1.1 Planning
In the first of the four management functions, which is planning, Nestlé define their goals and strategies to run their business (Robbins, 2015). In this stage, the managers will create the basis for everything they do while they are organizing, leading and controlling. It can be in either formal or informal form. For big company like Nestlé, the planning will be written down and will be available to Nestlé organization members. According to The Nestlé Management and Leadership Principles 2011, Nestlé want to put their main attention on permanent business expansion rather than the temporary. However, they will never forget the importance of constantly giving excellent outcome to the
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In one of their operational pillars, operation efficiency states that Nestlé will always be using the best quality of raw materials, methods and the freshest, safest, highest-quality products to serve their customers. It also aims to remove wasting and mistakes in the process, to make the process more efficient, effective and also to improve the quality and safety in all aspects (Strategy, n.d.). Under the management of Nestlé, they have created Board of Directors and Executive Board which consist of committees and members who hold different positions and responsibilities (Management, n.d.). Nestlé apply functional departmentalization where the Boards mentioned will group the employees based on their work performed so all of them have distinctive tasks and roles to carry out. When the employees are doing their tasks, they always commit to a high working ethic, integrity and honesty; they will also strictly follow the laws and their company’s principles, policies and levels. Furthermore, they do everything with all their hearts and at the same time achieve control, pace and perfect works. In Nestlé, all the employees have to know the outer effect of their company, such as to always connect with the society, authorities, shareholders as well as stakeholder. (Bulcke, …show more content…
As a leader, one has to make the right decision and consider the consequences. In The Nestlé Management and Leadership Principles 2011, managers from different departments have to lead and inspire others to increase the value of Nestlé and the society instead of just practicing the old rules. In deciding, the managers do not practice dogmatic approach which is expressing their personal view as if they are sure that they are always right. Instead, they exercise contextual approach where they always refer to the true meaning and the facts of a particular statement. So, all decisions are pragmatically made which are always based on the theories (Bulcke,

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