Management and Company

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Imagine you are an executive for BP, and you are preparing a presentation for the board of directors about the organization’s direction. Create a 10- to 15-slide Microsoft ® PowerPoint ® presentation, with speaker notes, in which you address the following: • Evaluate the planning function of management as it relates to the organization’s goals and strategies. Use steps in the planning process outlined in the text. • Analyze the influence that legal issues, ethics, and corporate social responsibility have had on management planning at BP. Provide at least one example for each. • Analyze at least three factors that influence the company 's strategic, tactical, operational, and contingency planning.


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Internal Strengths and Weaknesses

The internal factors may be viewed as strengths or weaknesses depending upon their impact on the organization 's objectives. What may represent strengths with respect to one objective may be weaknesses for another objective.


Once a manager has considered external opportunities, threats, internal Strengths and weaknesses they can look at the company’s strength, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT). SWOT is used in the analysis for strategic planning. A SWOT analysis must first start with defining a desired end state or objective. A SWOT analysis may be incorporated into strategic planning. After SWOT is considered the company has to look into how the plan will be implemented.


A company can have a good plan in place, but it is not finished. The company still has to consider how this plan will be out into place. Implementation is a plan within a plan. Companies must define the strategic implementation plan, access capabilities, create an implementation agenda, and create the implementation plan. When a company pays “close attention to the implementation plan the company can ensure that the strategic plan are carried out and keep control” (Batman & Snell, 2011).


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