Hello Walmart Case Study

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Hello, Wal-Mart?

Hello, Wal-Mart?
Executive Summary With the emergence of new Wal-Mart locations opening, many concerns have been brought to the attention of Wal-Mart executives. We have reviewed the many concerns of the town in which the new Wal-Mart is being proposed to being built. We also reviewed the concerns and benefits that the new Wal-Mart will have on small businesses and the local community. The concerns of the residents are something that needs to be taken seriously and we must address these concerns thoroughly. Also, we must address the concerns of the small businesses located in the area that the new Wal-Mart is being built. Once all the concerns have been addressed that the residents and small businesses
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Response to residents of the town
Resident concern is very important to the construction and development of Wal-Mart. Every time a new Wal-Mart is built, we see growth in employment opportunities and new employees want to be treated fairly. When a new Wal-Mart Supercenter is opened in the U.S, about 300 new jobs are generated. Now, there are about 2.2 million associates worldwide and 250,000 of these associates have been with the company for more than 10 years. Sam’s beliefs play an enormous role when it comes to the concerns of employment practices and Union involvement. “Respect for the individual, service to the customer and striving for excellence” are the 3 basic beliefs that Wal-Mart implements every day. Sam’s philosophy “The Root Process”; basically says to listen to associate ideas, suggestions and concerns. The Open Door policy states that communication is a critical step to understanding and meeting associates and customer needs. “Servant leaders” is Sam’s way of saying that effective leaders are servants to their employees and should treat them as equal partners. All of these standards are the gateway for a great employer-employee relationship and growth within the company. They help address the concern of employment practices and union prevention. Wal-Mart does not prevent employees from joining Unions, but it does provide plenty of sources that help, so a problem can be taken care of before it escalates to


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