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Target looks to cut bureaucracy

  • Target (TGT) CEO John Mulligan has moved the entire leadership team of the retailer to the 26th floor of its headquarters in an effort to become more efficient.
  • Mulligan has also instituted other measure to speed up the decision-making process and reduce bureaucracy.
  • The company holds its annual meeting of shareholders today in Dallas.
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  • BlueOkie
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    A flatter organization is more efficient but it takes the right people for it to work. Let's hope he hasn't bitten off more than he can chew.
    10 Jun 2014, 07:35 AM Reply Like
  • kevinconway
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    BlueOkie. Agree. The people who caused the problems are still there...window dressing. All about execution on the front lines.
    10 Jun 2014, 08:01 AM Reply Like
  • John Rhodes
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    ...sounds like isolation to me.
    10 Jun 2014, 08:49 AM Reply Like
  • donhasek
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    Its not speed at the top that they need it is speed at the buying level to reorder best sellers and jump on new trends.
    10 Jun 2014, 09:10 AM Reply Like
  • California Dividend Bull
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    And how exactly is moving to another floor speeding up decision making? The elevator takes how many seconds to get there? Just kidding, but why on earth would you spread your inner circle over several floors in the first place?
    10 Jun 2014, 10:08 AM Reply Like
  • Exquisite Decay
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    '...but why on earth would you spread your inner circle over several floors in the first place?'

     

    Ego? There are only so many corner offices on each floor.
    10 Jun 2014, 11:56 AM Reply Like
  • 25540633
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    Target could just stay put... and could managed to operate efficiently by simply let go of any staffs who are not productive.
    10 Jun 2014, 05:46 PM Reply Like
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