Topic 1: How do we implement strategy?

a. Based on your readings this week, which of the three advanced types of organizational structures, pages 278-282, do you think can handle implementing strategic change the best? Why?

b. How does y our organization implement change? Does it use traditional structures or advanced structures?

topic 2
Case #20 Whole Foods

What are the strengths and weaknesses of Whole Foods?
What are the opportunities and threats facing Whole Foods?
What are the strategic factors facing Whole Foods?
Does Whole Foods have any core competencies?  If yes, what are they?
Does Whole Foods have a distinctive competency? If yes, what is it?


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