Proctor and Gamble: A Comprehensive Analysis Paper
In the course of history, large, global scale companies have impacted society in more ways than one. These companies themselves are run on many sub-divisional organizational levels through multiple managers and leaders. SWOT Analysis is a great tool that allows companies to access themselves and make positive changes or recommendations in an effort to be a better corporate leader. Proctor and Gamble (P&G) is one such company that continues to improve upon its weakness year in and out with great leadership complimented by instituted programs even with the constant impact of negative external factors. Proctor and Gamble is a well-known multi-national corporation that manufactures and distributes products serving individuals of multiple gender, race and ethnicities. Over the years they have amassed large amounts of revenue in billions of dollars because they have worked extremely hard to produce multiple brand name products in multiple sectors of the industry and distribute them at usually very affordable prices which make it very convenient in attracting consumers from all across the world, be it rich, poor or unemployed. This paper examines the structure, function and productivity of Procter and Gamble (P&G) while dissecting its positive and negative impacts on society and the environment.
Overview and History of the Organization
The Fortune 500 multinational corporation to be discussed is Proctor and Gamble (P&G). Currently, P&G operations has two global business units namely ‘Household Care’ and ‘Business and Grooming’. These two are further subdivided into six business segments namely Beauty, Grooming, Healthcare, Snacks and Pet Care, Fabric Care and Home Care, and finally Baby Care and Family Home Care (P&G, 2011).
History of the Organization
P&G was founded on October 31, 1837 by British candle maker William Proctor and Irish soap maker...