Congratulations! Youâ€™ve been hired as a manager and have been asked to analyze the current status of your organization. Review at least 3 global companies on the Business Source Complete: SWOT Analyses list.
Select a company – either the company you work for, a company you have worked for in the past or 1 of the companies on the Business Source Complete: SWOT Analyses list – to use for the rest of the course (this will sometimes be referred to as â€œyour organizationâ€) and research its history.
Note: Some reports are more recent than others. Itâ€™s in your best interest to find an organization with a recent (within 2 years) report.
Review your organizationâ€™s SWOT analysis and other available sources to evaluate the strategic needs of the organization within a changing global environment
Complete the Organizational Analysis worksheet for your evaluation.- Already completed see attachment
Note: This type of information is often found in the organizationâ€™s annual report.
Competency 2 Reflection: Align operational needs with business strategies.
This reflection activity is comprised of two sections indicating a word count for each prompt, collectively totaling a minimum of 500 words. Complete your reflections by responding to all prompts.
An organizationâ€™s business strategy includes leadership theories and practices, as well as organization structure. One of managementâ€™s responsibilities is to ensure their teamâ€™s work aligns to the organizationâ€™s business strategies.
Leadership Theories and Practices
- What leadership theories have you seen used in your own workplace?
- Which were most effective? Which were the least effective? Why?
- How did the execution of these theories align with your organizationâ€™s business strategies?
Think of a company or organization youâ€™re familiar with, perhaps one youâ€™ve worked for, or even a place of worship or school.
- What kind of organizational structure does the organization use?
- What other structures discussed in the chapter might allow the organization to operate more effectively? For example, would the move to a product team structure lead to greater efficiency or effectiveness? Why or why not?Â