RUNNING HEAD: INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL FORCES AFFECT OB
Internal and External Forces Affect OB
Ebonique Barber, Debra Herron, Ruby Lee, Brian Hammock
University of Phoenix
HOW INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL FORCES AFFECT ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR ON, RESTRUCTURING, ORGANIZATIONAL MISSION, FISCAL POLICIES, COMPETITION, ECONOMY, CUSTOMER DEMANDS, GLOBALIZATION?
INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL FORCES AFFECT OB
Many organizations have a strategic plan that focuses on the goal of where the company wants to be in a given amount of time. The mission of the company will cover many areas of interest such as attracting potential customers and the service that is expected. The mission statement for an organization is the long term vision which provides a path of research in the market of interest. Most companies face internal and external forces that will have a strong effect on the organization. There are many internal and external forces that can affect the economy and the support for the business. Internal forces are those that are within the company and the company can try to change. External forces are forces that cannot be controlled by the company. Restructuring within a company can cause a lot of stress on all employees. Many times competition also can be an external force that can cause problems for a company. In this paper, Team B will look at forces such as restructuring, the mission, fiscal policies, competition, economy, customer demands and globalization that affect organizations.
Of the three modes of restructuring strategies the type that catches the most headlines is Organizational Restructuring. In this strategy the terms downsizing, redesign and layoffs are often used. Many times a company tries to redesign the organization for one of two major reasons: One either they have changed the strategic thrust of the company, or two the organization has drifted away