external environment

The external environment of an organization comprises of all the entities that exist outside its boundary but have significant influence on its growth and survival.  An organization has little or no control over its environment but needs to constantly monitor and adapt to these external changes.

Share a recent example from business news about an external organizational challenge, how the company addressed it (internal factors), and what you would do differently.

 

Managing in the Digital Environment Leadership in the Information Age: A Culture of Continual Change.

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1002/bult.2007.BULT1720330404

5 Ways Your Company Can Keep Its Competitive Edge.

http://fortune.com/2017/06/23/leadership-styles-competitive-edge/

20 Leadership Experts Share Their Best Leadership Tip.

https://www.inc.com/john-brandon/20-leadership-experts-share-their-best-leadership-tip.html

external environment

The board of directors at Freeman-Brown Private School (FBPS) has hired you as part of a consulting team to review the situation and present your findings and recommendations. Write a paper (1,500-1750 words) that discusses the case. Complete this assignment from the perspective of the hired consultants. Respond to the following questions:

  1. Review how organizations interact with their external environment (as open systems and complex adaptive systems). How effective was Freeman-Brown as an open system at the time of the closure? How effective was Freeman-Brown as a complex adaptive system at the time of the closure?
  2. Review your reading this week on the internal environment of organizations. What is your evaluation of the organizational culture and organizational climate at the time the decision to close two campuses was made?
  3. What is your evaluation of the decision made by Dr. Murphy and Caudill? What is your evaluation of the process of going about the closure?
  4. Was FBPS demonstrating social responsibility? Discuss the closure impact on three specific stakeholders.
  5. Provide an explanation, using appropriate management theories, for how the administration could have handled the closure effectively with stakeholders? Include one theory from each of the following: the classical approach, the human relations approach, and the modern management approach.
  6. You have been asked to suggest two goals: one long-term and one short-term goal for the future direction of FBPS. Justify your decision.
  7. Present a concluding statement that integrates the 4 functions of management as a means to revamp management at FBPS and meets the recommended goals.

Use at least two academic resources as references for this assignment.

external environment

The board of directors at Freeman-Brown Private School (FBPS) has hired you as part of a consulting team to review the situation and present your findings and recommendations. Write a paper (1,500-1750 words) that discusses the case. Complete this assignment from the perspective of the hired consultants. Respond to the following questions:

  1. Review how organizations interact with their external environment (as open systems and complex adaptive systems). How effective was Freeman-Brown as an open system at the time of the closure? How effective was Freeman-Brown as a complex adaptive system at the time of the closure?
  2. Review your reading this week on the internal environment of organizations. What is your evaluation of the organizational culture and organizational climate at the time the decision to close two campuses was made?
  3. What is your evaluation of the decision made by Dr. Murphy and Caudill? What is your evaluation of the process of going about the closure?
  4. Was FBPS demonstrating social responsibility? Discuss the closure impact on three specific stakeholders.
  5. Provide an explanation, using appropriate management theories, for how the administration could have handled the closure effectively with stakeholders? Include one theory from each of the following: the classical approach, the human relations approach, and the modern management approach.
  6. You have been asked to suggest two goals: one long-term and one short-term goal for the future direction of FBPS. Justify your decision.
  7. Present a concluding statement that integrates the 4 functions of management as a means to revamp management at FBPS and meets the recommended goals.

Use at least two academic resources as references for this assignment.

external environment

CHAPTER 2: ASSIGNMENT QUESTIONS – Answer any five(5) of the following seven (7) questions.

  1. Why is it important for a firm to study and understand the external environment?
  2. What are the differences between the general environment and the industry environment? Why are these differences important?
  3. What is the external environmental analysis process (four parts)? What does the firm want to learn when using this process
  4. What are the seven segments of the general environment? Explain the differences among them. Type your answer here
  5. How do the five forces of competition in an industry affect its profit potential? Explain.
  6. What is a strategic group? Of what value is knowledge of the firm’s strategic group in formulating that firm’s strategy? Type your answer here
  7. What is the importance of collecting and interpreting data and information about competitors? What practices should a firm use to gather competitor intelligence and why?

CHAPTER 3: ASSIGNMENT QUESTIONS – Answer any six (6) of the following nine (9) questions.

  1. Why is it important for a firm to study and understand its internal organization?
  2. What is value? Why is it critical for the firm to create value? How does it do so?
  3. What is the external environmental analysis process (four parts)? What does the firm want to learn when using this process?
  4. What are capabilities? How do firms create capabilities?
  5. What four criteria must capabilities satisfy for them to become core competencies? Why is it important for firms to use these criteria to evaluate their capabilities’ value creating potential?
  6. What is value chain analysis? What does the firm gain by successfully using this tool?
  7. What is outsourcing? Why do firms outsource? Will outsourcing’s importance grow in the future? If so, why?
  8. How do firms identify internal strengths and weaknesses? Why is it vital that managers have a clear understanding of their firm’s strengths and weaknesses?
  9.  What are core rigidities? What does it mean to say that each core competence could become a core rigidity?