Essays on Bega Cheese Organizational Management Case Study

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The paper 'Bega Cheese Organizational Management " is a good example of a management case study. Normally, it is considered that the management of people and organizations would be simple if employees had a positive attitude, outstanding talent, collaboration, and hardworking. Then again the management will have little to do because multitudes of the highly motivated workforce would be working diligently and happily. However, this cannot be true since the business environment is changing greatly and managers that have been relying solely on the old Fayol’ s theories of management have become less relevant compared to a hundred years ago (Verbeeten, 2008, p. 429).

The organizations have become too complex to run because the businesses now operate in culturally different environments. With young people, contemporary managers are finding flat organizational design, easy and efficient to manage (Jacobides, 2007, p. 456). Globalization is increasing, companies are manufacturing product to export to foreign countries and diverse cultures are interacting prompting managers to train employees on how to handle people of other culture. Bega Cheese Company is one such company that is the focus of this paper.

This report assesses the lesson learned about Bega Cheese and managing people and organizations. The paper will also discuss where and why on the mechanistic-organic continuum should the organization be positioned and the implications for managers in ensuring that the organization survives into the long term. 2.0 Company Overview Bega Cheese is an Australian company that processes and distributes dairy products. The company was established in 1899 in New South Wales and has since grown and now distributes its product all over Australia and beyond to more than 50 countries (IBISWorld, 2013).

Bega Cheese manufactures one of the well-recognized cheese in Australia. The establishment of Bega started over 100 years ago when Bega Valley dairy farmers formed Bega Co-operative Society in New South Wales, but restructured to a company in 2008 called Bega Cheese Limited. Bega Cheese is still primarily supplied and owned by the Bega Valley dairy farmers. According to IBISworld (2014), the company today employs more than 1630 staff within its manufacturing plants and supply networks.


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