This is an assignment investigating the external and internal environmental forces affecting business organizations. This is in addition to social, political, and strategic issues associated with competitive forces.,External and internal environmental forces affecting business organizations,Now that you have completed identifying the problem for your client, it is time to conduct a needs assessment. A Needs Assessment is a great way for leaders to identify and select the right solutions and allocate appropriate resources. A Needs Assessment can be direct or indirect. Now that we have identified the problem, we are ready to talk about conducting a Needs Assessment.,Analyze the external and internal environmental forces affecting business organizations and social, political, economic, legal, and strategic issues associated with these competitive forces and environmental factors which impact the effectiveness of managers in today’s competitive and globally-growing organizations. When conducting a Needs Assessment you first identify the “what is” relating to the problem you have chosen to address and contrast that to “what should be.” First ask yourself “what do I already know about the needs of the organization.” Second, you will need to gather data and analyze.,Methods for collecting information,You can do this by collecting information through interviews, surveys, observing the team dynamics and social interactions. It is also important to review the organization’s documents that can provide you with additional information such as: the mission and values statement, standard operating procedures, training and the culture of the organization. Next you will analyze and prioritize the information and compare with the needs of the organization. In the example from Week 1, the manager has eight productive employees and two employees with productivity problems who, in turn, create an overall productivity problem for the department.,Using our example, the answer would be that all ten employees need to be performing at an acceptable productivity level so the department is performing at an acceptable productivity level. You are not identifying HOW to solve the problem during this phase…only asking yourself where you are and where you need to be. Some questions you can explore to help you are: What is the problem? How is the desired performance related to the current performance? How does the desired performance relate to the ,mission statement,? Is the problem organization-wide or isolated to one or a few individuals? Have organizational initiatives created the problem?,Lastly, does the problem relate to individual performance issues? Is training adequate to support the desired outcome? Is the issue related to job design? What criteria are used to measure performance? Is performance criteria appropriate, i.e. attainable and measurable? This list is not all inclusive and is a guide to support you when completing a Needs Assessment.,Attachments,Click Here To Download,
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