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Industry Analysis Jennifer Baxter Management for Organizations 330 Professor Hill March 30, 2009
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The fire department is an organization whose everyday operations are directly affected by outside forces. Since the fire department is a publicly funded organization, opportunities are just as prominent as threats and could easily promote as quickly as they could harm the organization. This, in turn, creates a constant fluctuation in the abilities of upper management to acquire and utilize resources. Not only are the conditions of the task environment a direct factoring in these capabilities of the department, but so are the conditions of the general environment as well. Management must continually juggle forces that change on a day to day basis while also predicting unforeseen factors that may affect operations in the future. The department’s task environment consists of a multitude of factors, most importantly, the residents that it serves. The fire department is in operation due to the tax-paying citizens that support its services. Without the tax payer’s dollars, the department could not afford to operate. That is why the very influence that promotes the organization is the same influence that threatens them.
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There is no competition between departments and since there is no
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