Details:

This is a CLC assignment.

The instructor will assign you to a Collaborative Learning Community (CLC).

Review “Starbucks: Building Relationships With Coffee Growers.”

Begin working with your group to write an essay (1,250-1,500 words). Address the following questions/instructions:

    Provide examples from the video to show how Starbucks has used each of the following types of plans: strategic, tactical, and operational plans.
    If you were advising Dub Hay on directions for the business over the next 5 years, identify one strategic plan you would suggest and explain why?
    How would you describe the organizational structure and culture of Starbucks? For example, which type of organizational structure and what type of culture is evident in Starbucks and why? Make sure that you consider the evidence from the video.
    Which design type—mechanistic or organic—best fits Starbucks and why?
    Is Starbucks a servant leader in its industry? Justify your response.
    Managers use different types of control (found in lecture and textbook and the Merchant article "The Control Function of Management). Identify and explain how Starbucks employs any 5 relevant types of control. Provide evidence from the case to support your answer.
    Using evidence from the video, explain how Starbucks goes through the four steps of the control process and the planning-control cycle.

Prepare this assignment according to the GCU guidelines found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

Do not exceed the word limit. For full credit, make sure that your Turnitin Similarity Index does not exceed 15%.

Use at least four academic references. Academic references include the textbook, the readings, or any article from the GCU Library. You may use information found online, but online encyclopedias (e.g., Wikipedia) and blogs do not count as academic references.

Use "Future of Starbucks CLC Grading Rubric" for successful completion of the assignment.




The Future of Starbucks CLC Grading Rubric

REQUIREMENTS:
	

POSSIBLE
	

ACTUAL

1) Provides examples from the video to show how Starbucks has used each of the following types of plans: strategic, tactical, and operational plans.
	

20
	

2) Identifies one strategic plan that the student would advise Dub Hay to implement over the next five years and provides an explanation for suggesting that plan.
	

20
	

3) Describes the organizational structure and culture of Starbucks. Indicates which type of traditional and/or horizontal structure is evident in Starbucks and explains the reasons for choosing that structure. Identify what type of culture is evident in Starbucks. Uses evidence from the video to support choice.
	

10
	

4) Describes which design type – mechanistic or organic – best fits Starbucks and explains why that design type was chosen.
	

10
	

5) Discusses whether the student considers Starbucks a servant leader in its industry. Justifies the student’s response.
	

10
	

6) Drawing upon both your text and assigned articles, identify and explain how Starbucks employs and 5 relevant types of control. Provides evidence from the case to support student’s answer.
	

10
	

7) Explains how Starbucks goes through the four (4) steps of the control process and the planning-control cycle. Uses evidence from the video clip.
	

10
	

8) Prepares all answers and comments according to the GCU guidelines found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. Student needs to use four academic references. Student’s work is within the word limit.
	

5
	

9) Paragraph Development and Transitions

There is a sophisticated construction of paragraphs and transitions. Ideas universally progress and relate to each other. The writer is careful to use paragraph and transition construction to guide the reader. Paragraph structure is seamless. Individually and collectively, paragraphs are coherent and cohesive.
	

5
	

10) Mechanics of Writing

a) Writer is clearly in control of standard, written American English. Includes correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar.

b) Similarity Index less than or equal to 15% *Instructor discretion advisable.
	

5
	

11) Language Use and Audience Awareness

a) Includes correct sentence construction, word choice, etc.

b) The writer uses a variety of sentence constructions, figures of speech, and word choices in unique and creative ways that are appropriate to purpose, discipline, and scope.

c) Assignment is within requested word count.
	

5
	

TOTAL
	

110