1. Acquire or Develop Talent
From the case, there is an inconsistency in the management styles between the original and the newly acquired stores.
Acquisition Strategy: This ensures that the newly acquired stores abide by and follows the right path without resistance.
Develop Talent Strategy: This would entail in motivating its employees and make them more productive. As Tanglewood want the employees to be self-sufficient and think like managers, this strategy would aid its vision.
2. Hire Yourself or Outsource
Hiring would bring in fresh and new ideas and this might be helpful in improving processes and technique.
Outsourcing on the other hand might turn out to be disadvantageous as they might not be aware of the real experience of the stores/region. Thus, their lack of lack of knowledge of their strengths and weaknesses might not be helpful to the stores.
3. External or Internal Hiring
For entry level positions, they should hire externally.
For top level management positions, they should hire internally because they are aware of the value and culture of the region and the stores.