Case Study Nestlé

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Case study: Nestlé 1. Did Nestle undergo either first-order and/or second-order change according to the case? Answer listing examples of types of change from the above story. The company of Nestle had undergone both the first order change and second order change. In a first order change, the company had undergone some changes in terms of transactional and organizational climate change. Organizational change that happened by this order was in first when Nestlé began expanding globally and begun to purchase local subsidiaries in local markets, then the offshore transfer of Executive from Switzerland to United States and finally the strengthening et the centralization of its IT department. In a second order change, the company had undergone some changes in terms of transformational change. Organizational change that happened by this order was in first the diversification of market through entering in cosmetics and pharmaceutical market, then the complete overhaul of executive board with 10 executives replace and finally the acquisition and mergers. 2. Brabeck- letmathe emphasizes the need for incremental approach to change. Do you agree that this what he has done? Discuss the differences and similarities between his view and your view of what has occurred at Nestle’, both historically and in recent times. Yes, I think that Brabeck has incremental change but not only. Peter Brabeck-Letmathe way of thinking concerning incremental change that happened in Nestle is based mainly in his leadership state of mind whose goal is on substance over style which includes a strong devotion to discipline and long-term approach to growing a business. Peter Brabeck-Letmathe has chosen to maintain the longevity of the organization rather than improve its short-term operating profit. Peter Brabeck-Letmathe took a conservative approach than his predecessor to improve Nestlé’s

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