Xmgt/230 Internal and External Factors

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Organizations succeed by using the four functions of management: planning, leading, organizing, and controlling. Without these factors the chance for success is almost impossible. Added factors contribute to the nuisance of competing in a global market. Such factors include globalization, technology, innovation, diversity, and ethics. Knowing the internal and external factors as a manager can make the difference between success and failure of a business. Managers should be flexible when making decisions within an organization. The organization I have selected is my friend’s business, a local automotive shop. His shop is growing and business is very busy. Constant improvements are being made in all areas of his business in order to help it succeed. Globalization is a critical factor in the continuing growth and success. Though his company is not global, it is the same basic concept of utilizing all of the resources available to you within and outside of your community. Since opening his automotive business, my friend’s client list has only grown larger and more diverse to people in a wide range of fields that sometimes he may use to help himself out in exchange for automotive help. Technology is a leading role in effective business practices. As technology changes so rapidly, managers must have the capability to adapt to the change and make the necessary decision to maintain success. My friends shop has to constantly keep up to date with the latest changes in the automotive industry. They must do this in order to stay ahead of their competitors and be able to effectively diagnose and repair vehicles in a timely fashion. Innovations in the automotive industry also drive customers to bring their vehicles in to be worked on by automotive shops rather than working on them themselves. My friend takes advantage in this by ensuring that he and his mechanics are

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