Explain the Role of Proximity and Globality in Effectiveness

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Question: Explain the role of Proximity and Globality in effectiveness

1. Executive summary
The aim of this assignment was to explain the effect that proximity and globality has on an organizations' ability to be effective and competitive in its operating environment.

Effectiveness is defined a "to have an effect on" (Concise Oxford dictionary)

According to the Oxford dictionary "Proximity" is defined as "the closeness, near neighborhood or approach' to a subject. In business proximity is defined as the environment in which the organization is operating in.

The environment consists of the macro environment and the Competitive environment. The macro-environment consists of the following factors: legal, political, economical, technical,
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The mission should answer this question. The mission of an organization guides it towards the identification of its focus areas. It is with respect to these focus areas that an organization should perform if it wishes to carry out its mission. The mission should also indicate the functions to be carried out by the organization. In the mission of the organization the endeavors of those involved and the task of the organization are embodied. The direction in which the organization wishes to go also needs to be clear from the mission.

3.1.2 Strategic focus areas or performance areas
Two important questions that should always be asked are:
Are the right things being done? and
Are the right things being done right?
A third question which can be added, is
Are the right things being done
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