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Organizational Structure Bill Darden was 19yearsold when he opened his first restaurant called The Green Frog located in Waycross Georgia in 1938 Darden na Over the years Darden Restaurants Inc has grown There are 678 Red Lobster 430 Long Horn Steakhouse 822 Olive Garden 49 The Capital Grille 33 Bahama Breeze 44 Yard House 31 Seasons 52 nine Eddie V s Prime Seafood and three Wildfish Seafood Grille s which are all a part of Darden s brand Darden Restaurants Inc na Darden Restaurant Inc owns all of its restaurants and do not franchise in the United States of America They have restaurants in other countries around the world in which Darden Restaurant Inc has franchised Darden Restaurants Inc have a diverse portfolio The diversity strives to offer nice reasonable prices and good tasty food Darden Restaurants Inc is a gigantic organization with many jobs to fill This paper will give insight about Darden Restaurants Inc organizational structure Darden Restaurant Inc Organizational Chart When learning about Darden Restaurant Inc s organizational structure the first place to look was at the organizational chart Darden Restaurant Inc is a large company with nine different restaurants under its wing This kind of organization is far from a conventional company Darden Restaurant Inc have many different units and these units are put together to ensure efficiency of Darden s brand Darden Restaurant Inc Organizational Structure Darden Restaurant Inc is a vertical structure organization Darden Restaurant Inc have integration division of labor and specialization within each subsidiary company The key for Darden Restaurant Inc functionality is coordination which the same map of business is for each subsidiary The CEO of Darden Restaurants Inc is Clarence Otis who is set to retire at the end of 2014 There is a Board of Directors headed by Clarence Otis There is also an Executive and Operating Team or Top Management Team who fall under the line of the Board of Directors Darden Restaurant Inc top level management the Board of Directors work to ensure that the company meets its goals and quotas When there is the slightest loss of profit the Board of Directors come together to find reasonable solutions to solve the issues The employees under the Executive and Operating Team known as the operational level of the company the firstline managers run the companies according to the goals and ideas of the Board of Directors Darden Restaurants Inc added a new leadership role between the Senior Vice Presidents of Operations and Direct of Operations Regional Vice President or Managing Director who will report to the Senior Vice President of Operations and manages the Director of Operations Darden Restaurants Inc na The Senior Vice President of Operations will have time to focus on company strategies to sustain growth in sales and guest counts The Senior Vice President of Operations will also have more attention dedicated to the daytoday operations in the restaurants Darden Restaurants Inc na Although Darden Restaurants Inc is relative to the vertical organization structure it also have horizontal organization structure as well This conclusion was derived by how Darden Restaurants Inc have different brands subsidiaries which is departmentalized There are staff departments and line departments active within Darden Restaurants Inc Darden Restaurants Inc Human Resource Management amp Development The Human Resource Management at Darden Restaurants Inc have a variety of functions and activities The Human Resource Management team deals with not only hiring employees but also making the decision of using independent contractors recruiting and training and making sure who they hire can perform They also deal with performance issues and making sure the personnel and management practices meet regulations Some of the Human Resource Management team activities at Darden Restaurants Inc may also include managing employee benefits and compensation employee records and personnel policies Darden Restaurants Inc have a Human Resource Development team that oversees the development of personnel career development training and organization development There are two laws may have an effect on Darden Restaurants Inc the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1974 and the Civil Rights Act of 1964 quotVirginia39S Community Colleges Bus100mrashquot nd Both of these laws applies to the Darden Restaurants Inc because they have employers with more than 15 workers and having safety equipment for employees by posting Material Safety Data Sheets when hazardous materials are present quotVirginia39S Community Colleges Bus100mrashquot nd Darden Restaurant Inc Finance Darden Restaurant Inc s financial performance starts with highquality restaurant management Darden Restaurants Inc primary assets comprised of land building insurances and liquor licenses The depreciation and amortization on buildings and equipment for 2013 is 3872 million with a loss on disposal of land buildings and equipment at 81 million Darden Restaurants Inc na The capitalized software as of May 26 2013 was 1079 million with an accumulated amortization of 675 million having a net of 404 million worth of capitalized software Darden Restaurants Inc na The Darden Restaurants Inc na website states as of May 26 2013 Darden s other definitelive intangibles were 191 million with an accumulated amortization of 76 million bringing the net to 115 million The belowmarket leases were 292 million with an accumulated amortization of 78 giving a net of 214 million Darden Restaurants Inc na The cash surrender value for each trustowned life insurance policy included in other assets The final total assets acquired in 2013 was 6571 million with total liabilities assumed at 721 million giving a net assets acquired total of 5850 million Darden Restaurants Inc na Darden s management is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal control over its financial reporting Darden Restaurants Inc na KPMG LLP is Darden Restaurants Inc s independent registered public accounting firm that issued an audit report on the effectiveness of Darden s internal control over financial reporting Darden Restaurants Inc na Darden Restaurants Inc Marketing Darden Restaurants Inc is the world s largest publicly traded dining company Darden Restaurants Inc na The Marketing Management set their target towards middle class families These families can be young or older couples with extended family members The more the merrier The restaurants will have lunch and dinner options with fresh ingredients and ongoing quality The marketing team operates according to Darden Restaurants Inc mission which is to nourish and delight everyone they serve and be the best in fullservice dining now and for generations Restaurants locations are picked according to the customer in the suburban areas and near shopping centers Darden Restaurants Inc goal is having a variety and competitive edge and engaging with consumers in fiscally economic times that have limited income making its restaurants first choice Darden Restaurants Inc marketing objectives includes product pricing promotion and distribution strategies The product strategy is set in place It is Darden brands The pricing strategy is keeping the prices competitive quotVirginia39S Community Colleges BuleOmrashquot nd The promotion strategy will use various kinds of media which includes television radio and social media Darden Restaurants Inc is strengthening its marketing capabilities by building a digital technology platform The platform will complement the advertising and promotion by having a targeted direct marketing and relationshipbuilding programs quotVirginia39S Community Colleges BuleOmrashquot nd The distribution strategy is to manage suppliers and distributors to support Darden Restaurants Inc maximum customer base quotVirginia39S Community Colleges BuleOmrashquot nd After careful investing Darden Restaurants Inc will provide funds to market its brands Conclusion Darden Restaurants Inc have a reasonably sound organization structure which have carried them this far into the restaurant world The vertical and horizontal organizational structure fits this company because of its subsidiaries and how the company functions Darden Restaurants Inc organization builds from the inhouse employees giving them an opportunity to grow forward and up the ladder to higher positions Darden Restaurants Inc recognizes the value of their employees expertise and experience References Darden na Retrieved from httpinvestordardencomfilesdocfinancia1s201320Annual20Reportpdf Darden Restaurants Inc na Retrieved from httpinvestordardencomfilesa9e715d8de20 430881ab65d3f793 lb2apdf Bateman T S amp Snell S A 2011 Management Leading amp Collaborating in a Competitive World 9th ed Retrieved from The University of Phoenix eBook Virginia39s Community Colleges BUSlOOMRASH nd Retrieved from https sites googlecomaemailvccsedubus100mrashmarketingplan Virginia39s Community Colleges BUSlOOMRASH nd Retrieved from httpssitesgooglecomaemailvccsedubus100mrashdardenhumanresource management
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