Write at least 7 full pages that analyzes the internal and external environments for your organization. This paper must be in essay form. [If you have formatting questions, refer to MLA Style.] Make sure you use proper grammar and spelling. You will be assessed both on your writing mechanics as well as the content of your paper.
Your internal analysis must include factors within your organization that might be considered a strength or weakness and could be leveraged to take advantage of opportunities or reduce threats.
Specifically, you must analyze the strengths and weaknesses of each of the functions found in your organization (i.e. Sales & Marketing, Finance & Accounting, Management (including HR), Research & Development, Production, and Information Systems. You are to assess how well these functions are performing, providing an in-depth discussion and analysis of resource levels and capabilities (how well these functions are using the resources to achieve organizational objectives). Do not simply describe how your organizational
units perform their work.
Your external analysis must include factors outside your organization that may pose opportunities or threats to your organization.
Specifically, you must analyze factors in the societal environment (demographics, economic, socio-cultural, political-legal, and technology) as well as factors in the industry environment (customers, competitors, and suppliers). Do not simply describe the external factors that you believe affect your business. You are required to provide the reader a clear understanding of how the factors are related to the creation of opportunities or threats for your organization.