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In order to continue to grow Mountain Mug Café while maintaining its quality and reputation, a management plan should be designed that includes a mission and vision statement that aligns with what the owner visions for the company.  An organizational structure will also be created.

Mission Statement

The mission statement below will be appropriate for Mountain Mug Café because it aligns with the vision that the owner of the company, Justin Hickey believes.  Justin Hickey envisions his company to grow while maintaining it quality and reputation.  

“Provide customers with the freshest food and coffee that is affordable in a friendly, cozy environment.  We are dedicated to providing the highest quality of customer satisfaction for skiers on the go.”

Vision Statement

This vision statement below will be appropriate because it provides a clear direction for the customer, employees and management of Mountain Mug Cafe. This statement is in alignment with Justin Hickey’s intentions to grow the business but still maintain its quality and reputation. 

“Provide exceptional high quality service to our unique customer.”

Organizational Structure

An organizational structure should be designed and implemented.  This hierarchical arrangement will determine how the roles and responsibilities are assigned; coordinated and controlled; and all communication is flowed through the different levels of management (Business Dictionary, n.d.)

For Mountain Mug Café, the best organizational structure model would be the democratic hierarchy model. In the democratic hierarchy model, authority resides at top management, Justin Hickey.  The managers at all other levels of the hierarchy structure will confer with the other members affected before making decisions with the approval of top level management. Decisions are made democratically by employees who in fact are involved in the work, but the authority must approve the decisions. The decisions made must align with the company’s vision and mission statements.

Owner – Justin Hickey is the owner of Mountain Mug Café. 

General Manager – A General Manager should be hired to run the day to day operations of the business.  Hiring a General Manager will the Owner to step back and explore his other business interests. 

Head Chef – The head Chef will also be the Kitchen Manager.  He will be managing one day Supervisor and one night Supervisor to ensure operations run smoothly within the kitchen.  Each Supervisor has two line cooks that report to them.  This Head Chef has a total of 6 employees. 

Front House Manager – The Front House Manager will manage all aspects of the wait staff.  The Manager will have one day Supervisor and one night Supervisor that reports to the Front House Manager.  Each Supervisor has 6 wait staff one each shift to ensure operations run smoothly.  This Manager manages a total of 14 employees.

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