1. Trends in Organizational Strategies
A study of the U.S. Department of Labor completed by the Rand Corporation showed that the nation’s work force will be smaller, more diverse, more mobile, and more vulnerable to global competition. What implications (positive and negative) do these trends have for organizational strategies?
2. External Analysis
It has been suggested that one simple way to conduct an external analysis is by asking these six questions:
o What is happening in the world today?
o What does it mean for others?
o What does it mean for us?
o What would have to happen first for the results we want to occur?
o What do we have to do to play a role?
o What do we do next?
What do you think of this approach to external analysis? What’s good about it? Bad?