Course Code : MBA 591-1
Assignment No : 1
“To be successful, Organizations must anticipate possible changes and position themselves to deal with opportunities and challenges in a proactive rather than a reactive manner.”
Student No : 72767235
Student Name : Sayed Kefayat Ali
Word Count : 2000
1. Introduction Pg 3
2. External Environment Pg 3
3. Internal Environment Pg 4
4. Evaluation Pg 5
5. Conclusion Pg 6
6. Bibliography Pg 7
“I greet you all in the name of peace, democracy and freedom for all! I stand here... as a humble servant of you, the people. Your tireless and heroic sacrifices have made it possible for me to be here today. I therefore place the remaining years of my life in your hands (Nelson Mandela, 1990).” These words extracted from the speech given at the release of Nelson Mandela, are not just words of inspiration for us as South Africans, but also illustrate the achievements that are possible by facing opportunities and challenges in a proactive rather than reactive manner. As South Africans, we have the firsthand experience of being proactive in aspects such as politics, however, when it comes to business, various excuses such as lack of resources and education are used to explain why we lag behind. The following report has been prepared to evaluate a small company operating in the South African Banking environment and their level of pro-activity by analysing aspects such as the structure and culture of this organization.
2. External Environment
To begin our analysis, we will start by discussing the external environment. Events occur in these environments that are outside the control of managers and their respective companies (OU, 2007, Block 1, Session 3, pg 99). These are events that present unique circumstances forcing companies to respond to, in order to... [continues]
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