Individual Assignment week 6.doc-11 (1)

Individual Assignment week 6.doc-11 (1) - U nited Parcel...

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United Parcel Service and the Remote Scan 1 United Parcel Service and the Remote Scan Many organizations are on a continual search for employees who will make sure the company’s mission prevails. To conduct effectively an external scan, organizations should identify any major changes the company may encounter that may affect the company’s remote environment in the next five years. To ensure United Parcel Service is a success, a macroeconomic forecast of economic indicators that will affect United Parcel Service will be addressed, including the following: An explanation of an environmental scan. The definition of remote environment An analysis of the factors in the remote environment: social, political, technological, ecological, and economic. A five-year forecast of the trend, the relevance of the trend, and adaptability to the trend for United Parcel Service. A determination of the trend as an opportunity or threat for United Parcel Service. An environmental “analysis is a comprehensive analysis of the internal and external environmental factors affecting an organization” (Pearce & Robinson, 2011, p. 80). “A wide range of influences surrounding business’ can affect organizational decision making, powers, strategies, process, and performance” (Pearce & Robinson, 2011, p. 80). Knowledge and review of the drivers of change in the business environment is important to organizations. The factor that decides the organizations continual success is the external environment.
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United Parcel Service and the Remote Scan 2 An external environment is “the prevailing conditions in the country or region that affect family planning, program development, including culture, policy, economy, health, market, source of funding, and commodities, and demographics” (Pearce & Robinson, 2011, p. 81). The external factors are divided into three subcategories, remote environment, industry environment, and operation environment. All the above categories are important, but the remote environment is the focus of United Parcel Services future success. The remote environment consists of the following: Social Political Technological Ecological Economy These are the forces that affect organizations decision-making abilities, and give freedom to the organization, but are uncontrollable. Social Organizations should always be preparing for the future. In preparing for the future the social factors will play a huge part in organization disposition. Social factors that influence a business vary from country to country. These factors affect customer needs and the size of potential markets. The social factors include the following:
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United Parcel Service and the Remote Scan 3 Population Demographic The dominant religion Attitudes to foreign products and services Language impact upon the diffusion of products into markets Roles of men and women within the society Opinions on green issues Income distribution
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