External and Internal Forces

The purpose of this assignment is for students to explore and analyze the SWOTT structures of the organization. Students will evaluate and explain which SWOTT elements affect the organization’s ability to remain competitive while conducting business.

Assignment Steps

ResourcesExploring Management, Ch. 3: Managers as Decision MakersExploring Management, Ch. 4: Plans and Planning TechniquesExploring Management, Ch. 5: Controls and Control SystemsExploring Management, Ch. 6: Strategy and Strategic ManagementCollaborative Activity: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats, TrendsExternal and Internal Forces: The New Venture Grading Guide

: Exploring Management: Ch. 3, Ch. 4, Ch. 5, Ch. 6; Week 3 Learning Team Collaborative Activity

Use the organization you work for or an organization you know of locally to complete this assignment.

Create a SWOTT table as a Word document summarizing your findings. Your environmental analysis should consider, at a minimum, the following factors.

Identify the one primary strength, weakness, opportunity, threat, and trend, and include it in your table for each factor below:External forces and trends considerations:Legal and regulatoryGlobalEconomicTechnologicalInnovationSocialEnvironmentalCompetitive analysisInternal forces and trends considerations:StrategyStructuresProcesses and systemsResourcesGoalsStrategic capabilitiesCultureTechnologiesInnovationsIntellectual propertyLeadership

Analyze relevant forces with trends from the list above.

Summarize your findings in no more than 875 words in an executive summary at the bottom of your SWOTT table including the following:Identify economic, legal, and regulatory forces and trends.Review how well the organization adapts to change and provide feedback.Analyze and explain the supply chain of the new division of the existing business. Share your plans to develop and leverage core competencies and resources within the supply chain in an effort to make a positive impact on the business model and the various stakeholders.

Identify issues and/or opportunities:Identify the major issues and/or opportunities that the company faces based on your analysis.Generate a hypothesis surrounding each issue and research questions to use for conducting analysis.Identify the circumstances surrounding each issue; classify the circumstances; attribute the importance of each classification; and test the accuracy of the importance for each classification.

Cite at least three peer reviewed references, one may be your textbook and at least one must come from the University Library. To obtain peer reviewed references you must check the box for peer reviewed under the search window of the library.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.