McDonald restaurants offer quality meals to their customers which are prepared by food experts. Formed under the philosophy of Ray Kroc, McDonald grew from a single humble restaurant which has now over 36,000 restaurants. McDonald's is located in over 100 countries. McDonald's restaurant has been a company consisting of different units in different areas. The company has been working constantly to enhance its growth ("McDonald’s All-day Breakfast Push No Longer Fueling Growth - The Boston Globe"). McDonald Corporation encourages investors who boost the financial records of the company. The company has good leadership which ensures that the activities and plans of the company are effectively met. It values its customers hence make sure that they offer them the best services.
McDonald's have a problem with managing the change in the organization. The trend that depicts a change of the sales quantity and profits that is a positive shift, shortly after the Egg McMuffins and other morning fare was supplied all the day through. Therefore, the problem with Macdonald's is attributed to the competition between the restaurant and the groceries, which made the people prepare meals from their homes. Another problem attributed to Macdonald's is an immediate change that was introduced to the restaurant menu, excited many customers and later along, they lost psych with the restaurant and finally, the restraint innovation and technology was at a very low level and therefore, the organization was not able to control the change of their customer's feedback, advertise their other products and also digitalize their service (Abad-Santos 67). Therefore, the mentioned issues with the management became a drawback to the organizational growth and development in the USA.
Alternative strategies and programs which should be considered by McDonald's
McDonald should be in the lead to ensure that strategies are in place to ensure that the business moves forward significantly. Some of the strategies that should be used by the company are an adoption of technological systems, an offering of good services and employment of good management skills. Due to the recent advancement in technology the company should incorporate recent technologies in it services. Mobiles applications and good websites are paramount. Online orders and advertisement will help to a great deal in securing of customers (Boon, Paul I., Perrin Cook, and Ryan 730). McDonald Company should continue offering better services to curb the challenge of competitors. Offer and promotions are ideal for maintaining customers. Likewise, good management should be incorporated in the company which will help to effect transformation. Change is good but when impacted suddenly it has adverse results. Individuals accept the change well but after a period of time, they repel it. Good management will help to keep the change at a constant level by introduction methods that help the customers adopt the change.
The Macdonald's restaurant should consider some recommendations to make sure that the organization has a positive change. One of the recommendations that the organization should embrace is to adjust to the risks and uncertainties based on the product manufacturing and the sales volume (Abeyratne 98)
. Macdonald's had made an error when recommending the full-time Egg McMuffins and another morning fare because they did not seek to understand what would happen when the customers turned over their major items in the menu.
Another recommendation is attached to the change management and customer retention which can be achieved through diversification of service, innovations, and technology which would make the customer's experience great(Scotto 67). Earlier, the business failed in making the customer's experience recommendable, therefore, the customers withdrew their loyalty from it. Additionally, in the US, there are many restaurants and for Macdonald's to achieve a competitive advantage, it needs to embrace and accelerate techno-enabled service delivery methods to suit Americans in the current and changing world.
Reflection of the Analysis
McDonald Company has a wide market and has many customers. It offers quality services and food to its customers. Nevertheless, it has faced a continued decrease in its sales after incorporation of the All- Day Breakfast. The reduction of sales is due to several reasons which include competition from similar companies, lack of management to control change and failure to incorporate technological systems in its operation. The challenges met by the company should be interposed by perfect solutions which will eventually lead to its success. New technology will help deliver better services to the customers. It gives an opportunity to the customers in accessing the dishes and services offered (Lannelongue, Gustavo, Javier, and Oscar Gonzalez?Benito 157).Competitors should not worry the company rather the McDonald should concentrate on offering quality services and goods dishes which will reduce the stiffness of the competition being experienced. Change is good, but it should be controlled. Failure to regulate change brings negative results which are the unexpected. The company should strategize on acceptance of change by the customers which will promote success and eventually increase the sales.
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