The General Environmental Issues Facing Rancho Solano
1017 WordsJan 28, 20155 Pages
In order to be successful, organizations need to maintain their competitive edge by analyzing their general and specific environments and develop a plan that will be most beneficial for the well-being of the company. General environments include factors such as politics, economy, socio-cultural, technology, and legal matters while specific environments consist of those with whom they interact (MGT-420 Lecture, 2011). In reviewing the situation, the general environmental issues facing Rancho Solano are economic and social-cultural matters. The specific environmental forces include primarily the stakeholders—the students, their families, and faculty. The general environmental issues have put strain on the Gilbert and Hillcrest campuses…show more content…
Mernard and the Meritas family made the most viable decision for not only the future of Rancho Solano Preparatory School but for the future education of their students.
Closing a school is not an easy decision. It is one that should not be made lightly or without much consideration. While the decision to close the Gilbert and Hillcrest locations would ultimately have beneficial long-term effects, the manner in which the Meritas family and Dr. Mernard went about the closure was imprudent. The process followed was not well navigated and lacked a sense of social responsibility. Stakeholders were led to believe in December of 2013 that the campuses would remain open. Merely weeks later, they received notification that the campuses would be closing at the end of the semester (Creno, 2014). An earnest effort was not made to keep stakeholders informed of the situation and was done in such a manner that jeopardized the established relationship. The timing of the notification was inconsiderate and lacked sensitivity. Moreover, the process had a profound effect on students, parents, and teachers who had been continuously assured that the campuses would not be closed. Students would be displaced. Relationships that they had developed with students and teachers stood a strong possibility of being lost. Parents who chose to invest in their child’s education by sending them to the private school were left powerless. They, along with faculty, “were left