ILP 305 Question 1: 1 a) Herb Kelleher, the president, co-founder and Chairman of Southwest Airlines is considered as one of the most charismatic and dynamic leader. His leadership and entrepreneurial behavior is considered to be one of the vital reasons for the upstart of the airlines and for the success of the Southwest Airlines. His self-confidence and visionary power shows in his ability and success story of his company. He is compassionate, fun-loving and knows how to enjoy his life along with his work. He “is a man who can in the same day chair a board meeting and do an Elvis Presley imitation at a company party.” (Case study, pg 711).
WestJet Vacations scored higher than the other vacation companies for overall satisfaction, likelihood to recommend and customer service. Canadian travel agents have also voted the WestJet Vacations website the best among approximately 20 tour operators. WestJet continues to grow its airline partnerships and currently has 27 alliance relationships with airlines around the globe. These partnerships bring additional guest traffic to the airline and have also made it easier for WestJet guests to reach an expanded network. So for now, Westjet is one of the leading airlines in Canada and is among top six airlines over the
NIST administers the Baldridge Program which cultivates a model of public-private partnership that focuses on helping businesses to improve their quality management deliveries (NIST, 2013). The program help businesses achieve highest level of performance, it recognize businesses that are proven to be the role-model in their industry, it also provides a forum for businesses to share their strategies
Control Mechanisms used at Southwest Airlines Company University of Phoenix MGT 330 Management: Theory, Practice and Application June 30, 2008 Southwest Airlines Company Southwest Airlines is a vibrant organization due in part to its positive corporate culture. This culture attracts dynamic workers to the organization whom are encouraged by management to be innovative and grow as leaders while supporting and promoting the mission of the airline. This culture at Southwest Airlines was established through effective planning, organizing, leadership and control. To maintain this culture and the success of the airline, the function of control mechanisms is vital. Systems must be put in place to monitor performances and outcomes to ensure that the organizational goals of Southwest Airlines are being met and exceeded.
Mission Statement: When the airline was first started, the goals were to get passengers to their destinations when they wanted to get there, on time, at the lowest rate and make sure they have a good time doing it. Today their mission statement strongly resembles that of the original ideas that the airline was started with. The statement reads, “The mission of Southwest Airlines is dedication to the highest quality of Customer Service delivered with a sense of warmth, friendliness, individual pride, and Company Sprit." The company’s main goal is to become the largest airline carrier in the United States. Indeed, Southwest proudly proclaims, "We are a company of People, not planes.
M1 Tess Ryan 40046771 Melissa Bridge Introduction: Virgin Atlantic is vertically integrated is organised as a business by having higy quality leadership as customers are central to their success. Within Virgin Atlantic, they have long haul pilots, product designers and catering experts, fuel analysts, contact centre agents, aircraft leasing managers - all to gaurentee make sure Virgin Atlantic is organised in a hard-working, honest and open environment. As well as being set up with excellent customer services for the business and leisure travellers, as well as setting new standards for the rest of the industry to follow. The financial strategy is to ensure they offer the best business product in the air, grow our leisure business even further, and run an efficient but effective global airline in order to make a profit. Whereas Thomas Cook is a vertically integrated as well as a horizontally integrated company as they merged with my travel and co-op travel which joined together in an attempt to save in costs and make the companies more profitable as well as having tour operators, travel agents, airlines and hotels in which makes them vertically integrated.
J.P.M.C promotes the awards they have won through the years to bring in other companies, or stockholders, clientel. Some awards the firm has received are as followed: Top 10 Best Places to Launch a Career by Business Week, Best Investor Services by Waters Magazine, Best Global Custodian by Asian Investor, Best Liquidity Solution Provider by the Asset, Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE magazine, Most Respected Companies by Barron's magazine, Top 50 Companies for Diversity, Diversity Inc magazine. Due to the high amount of respect the company is given, it allows them to “sell” themselves to other stockholders, consumers for small business and commercial banking and other asset management
The increasingly global nature of commerce makes it imperative to have employees who understand various cultures, said Joyce Tucker, vice president of global diversity for Boeing Co. The aerospace giant is America's biggest exporter, selling about 70 percent of its passenger jets to foreign
Case Study: Southwest Airlines Final Exam BUS 481: Business Strategy and Policy January 26, 2014 Table of Contents Mission / Vision Statement Analysis 3-4 External Opportunities and Threats 5-6 SWOT Analysis 6 BCG Matrix / Analysis 6-8 Strategy Recommendation 8-9 Long Term Objective 9 Projected Income Statement 9-10 Conclusion 10-11 References 12 Case Study: Southwest Airlines Mission / Vision Analysis “The mission of Southwest Airlines is dedication to the highest quality of Customer Service delivered with a sense of warmth, friendliness, individual pride, and Company Spirit (David, 2013).” It appears when reviewing its mission and vision statements as provided Southwest’s website that it has combinedand expanded the statements (as the vision statement is not denoted as such) to include the following To Our Employees We are committed to provide our Employees a stable work environment with equal opportunity for learning and personal growth. Creativity and innovation are encouraged for improving the effectiveness of Southwest Airlines. Above all, Employees will be provided the same concern, respect, and caring attitude within the organization that they are expected to share externally with every Southwest Customer. To Our Communities Our goal is to be the hometown airline of every community we serve, and because those communities sustain and nurture us with their support and loyalty, it is vital that we, as individuals and in groups, embrace each community with the Southwest Spirit of involvement, service, and caring to make those communities better places to live and work. To Our Planet We strive to be a good environmental steward across our system in all of our hometowns, and one component of our stewardship is efficiency, which, by its very
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