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Working in business management means taking on responsibility to lead your organization in a variety of situations. Part of that responsibility is understanding where an organization has been and where it’s going. In this course, you put yourself in the shoes of a manager and use resources to make decisions on where an organization is heading in respect to business needs, organizational structure, leadership strategies, and change management. Some of the information needed may be easy to locate, but other information may take time and effort to find. Some may even need assumptions based on research. These research and strategizing skills will be useful in your business management career.
Note: Some reports are more recent than others. It’s in your best interest to find a company with a recent (within 2 years) report.
Select 1 global company from the "Business Source Complete: SWOT Analyses" link below to use for the next 5 weeks (this will sometimes be referred to as “your company”).
Create an outline that conveys the following information:
Name of company
A brief history of the company
At least 3 milestones from the company’s history
3 appropriate resources (in addition to Business Source Complete) where you can locate company information in future weeks. This may include company websites, current employees, journals, etc. about the company’s leadership model, demographics, and use of technology.
Explore other companies in this industry. Define 1 new unique business opportunity your company can do to increase its competitive advantage.
Identify a management function (e.g., planning, organizing, leading, or controlling) and briefly explain why it is needed for this opportunity.