Just like any other organization, chick-fil-A is greatly affected by the external environment of the business. Often, the external environment is made up of all outside factors and influences that affect the way an organization conducts its daily operation. It is worth noting that an organization has no influence over its external factors and thus, it has to re-engineer and redefine its process, products and services to work under the influence of the external environment. Below are some of the external factors that affect Chick-fil-A.
In this criteria, I will explain how business environment such as political, social, technical, legal and environmental and cultural environment shape the behavior of Target Corporation.
Describe J.C; Penney 's culture before and during Johnson 's time in the organization. What were the attributes that Johnson changed, and how did this impact the culture and success of J.C. Penney?
Organizational culture; let’s begin with the definition. “A teaching process in which organizational members teach each other about the organization’s preferred values, beliefs, expectations and behaviors.” In researching which of the eleven areas that are being employed by the immense wireless communications company Verizon. The goal; formal statement sets itself ahead of the others. Granted, the carrier excels in several areas of culture change; but, the one sector that seemed to stand out among the eleven points taught in the week 's reading was Formal Statements.
Looking at the impact of external environment on select companies, we’ll look at both Ford Motor and General Motor companies. The Ford Motors company approximately had 14 percent market share in the U.S. automobile industry (David, 2011). The company had recovered a lot after the impact of recession in the year 2008. The company has been investing in developing vehicles which use alternate energy sources, and is having global presence and brand reputation for its automobiles. The company has received government support during the recession period, and had to cut down thousands of jobs and adopted latest machinery for enhancing the productivity of the company. The Ford Company has also established financial services to expand and cater to the needs of their customers to purchase a vehicle, providing direct loans from the company. Currently, the external environment is conducive for Ford Motor Company, expecting for a demand for its products in the coming three years. The tax, fiscal, and economy policies in the present automobile market are favorable for the Ford Motor Company at the national and international levels.
Boost Juice is an Australian organisation that specialises in making juice, but has also recently opened ‘Salsa’ stores as well. They started in 2000 and since then have opened 250 stores in 12 different countries (Boost Juice, n.d.). This report analyses the organisational culture, management and leadership styles of Boost Juice as well as how they engage and motivate employees in the documentary Undercover Boss. An issue and strength will also be identified within this and recommendations will be made. Finally, the Undercover Boss method with be evaluated in order to support the recommendations made.
Taylorism and Fordism were business theories formed by Frederick Taylor and Henry Ford during the early twentieth century respectively. Taylorism, sometimes referred to as scientific management (Ed Clark, 2010), is a “form of job design which stresses short, repetitive work cycles; detailed, prescribed task sequences; a separation of task conception from task execution; and motivation based on economic rewards.” Fordism, a derivative of Taylorism, adopts scientific management principles. It is defined as the “unification of high-volume, high-speed production of a limited range of products using mass production, assembly line technology and unskilled, assembly-line operatives, aimed at a mass consumer market” (Ed Clark, 2010). Both theories
Business of the organization is affected by many factors. There are some internal and external factors influencing the business. There are many internal and external factors affecting the business environment. Internal factors are related to the SWOT analysis whereas the PESTLE analysis is used to measure the external factors affecting the business. These factors includes
Enterprise level - Ford in its organizational structure have a traditional company hierarchy. For example, executive vice President, report to the CEO Mark Fields. Middle managers report to the executive vice President. Ford 's organizational structure to support this feature is for the purpose of effective top-down control method of the traditional business management.
IMPACTS OF ECONOMIC FACTORS ON STARBUCKS The ongoing global economic recession is the prime external economic driver for Starbucks. As I already mentioned, this factor dented the profitability of Starbucks. This has convinced buyers to shift to cheaper alternatives. As they did not quit buying coffee, Starbucks should seek an opportunity here.The company has to deal with rising labor and operational costs. The inflationary environment and falling profitability is causing a lot of stress. Some other economic factors which can affect Starbucks are: Local currency exchange rates Local economic environment in different markets Taxation level IMPACTS OF SOCIO-CULTURAL FACTORS ON STARBUCKS As already stated, Starbucks can offer cheaper products
PESTEL describes a framework of macro-environmental factors used in the environmental factors component of strategic management. PESTEL analysis includes some several factors: political, economic, social, technological, legal and environmental factors. This report analyzes the factors which have main impact on Starbucks.
International Business Management is all about thinking globally and acting locally. International business has encouraged the idea of bringing all the countries together. Though there are many challenges from language, culture, technical development and business attitude that are faced by the managers working globally. A company or an individual need to have proper strategy in their mind when managing people from cross cultural
Identify what roles Joe Wong takes on at CCK. How do you think those roles have changed over past 20 years? Why have they done so?
Describe three of the environmental influences an organization faces. Provide one example of each and describe how an organization is impacted, either positively or negatively, by each:
Marketing environment of a company which consists of macro environment and micro environment will affects the ability of marketing management of the company to build and retain the loyalty and relationships with their target customers. Macro environmental factors will form opportunities and pose threats to the company, as well as affecting the marketing decision of the company. Besides, micro environmental factors consists of actors which close to a company that can affects ability of the company to serve others. A company can do well when they are able to understand and adapt well in the environments.