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    MGT485 Unit 1 GP EFAS presented in excel format

    I have to complete a group project, consider The McGraw-Hill Companies (http://www.mcgraw-hill.com/). Using the guidelines established in Chapter 11 of your text, produce a Strategic Audit for McGraw-Hill.
    The only part that I have to complete is the EFAS, and it is to be presented in Excel format which is to be written in a Word file.

    You will be graded on your knowledge of the software in building the MS Excel tables, and on your ability to communicate in writing and present your arguments. You will also be graded on your ability to analyze socio-cultural, political-legal, technological, and financial data to justify your available strategies and the one(s) you recommend, and finally on your critical thinking and problem solving abilities in justifying your set of strategies.
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    MGT485 Unit 5 DB 3-4 paragraphs
    The Milinder Recycling Company has experienced significant growth over the past two years. Due to this growth, the company is currently encountering problems in the following areas:
    1. Especially among new hires, there is an extremely high turnover rate.
    2. People who have worked for the company for short periods of time (sometimes only a few months) have been promoted to management positions. Several of these new managers lack sufficient management experience. This has led to poor leadership and weak communication between employees and managers.
    3. The IT infrastructure, especially the personnel and inventory databases, is no longer adequate for the new size of the company.
    4. The company has taken on substantial debt in order to expand to new markets, but several of the new markets have been very slow. It now seems questionable whether some of these new markets will ever be successful enough to justify the amount of debt.
    Select ONE of these four issues and briefly discuss two different options for addressing the issue you choose to examine (do not assume the issues are related).

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    // EFAS is the summary of external factors analysis which brings out the threat and opportunities existing in the external environment of an organization. In such kind of review paper, we should bring out the external factor analysis of the firm, which would basically talk about various threats and opportunities existing in the external environment. But before starting the paper we should give a short introduction of the company i.e. McGraw-Hill corporation like this: //

    The McGraw-Hill company is a public trade corporation that deals in the area of publishing, education and financial services. The external factor analysis of the firm enables it to identify the existing threats and opportunities present in the external environment. This process consists of the last part of SWOT analysis and on the behalf of which, the strategic alternatives are recommended. (Sadler & Craig, 2003).The external factors analysis of the McGraw-Hill company is as described

    // After giving a short introduction, we move on to the main part of the paper i.e. we bring out threats and opportunities surrounding the company. First we would start with the potential threats and then we would move on to Opportunities.//

    Threats

    The biggest emerging threats confronting the firm are in the media services as McGraw-Hill has lost the market share of the business week magazines due to the slashing economic condition of financial and automobile industries; for, it involves major advertisers from these industries, So lower cost alternatives for advertising such as the internet presents threat for media and the publishing industry. The emergence of digitalization also poses competition against the publishing sector due to the rapid development of information and communication technologies. The growing interest of different categories of books is also affecting the revenues of the firm as the company is largely associated with the educational publishing. McGraw-Hill also experienced the need of developing an adaptable and accessible established standard for the intellectual property rights, which provide protection to the content owners as copyright issue has been emerging as a grave threat in the content industry. The ...

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