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Focusing on organizational structure and organizational culture, explain how external environmental forces (i.e., competitive forces, economic and political forces, global forces, demographics and social forces, and ethical forces) are most difficult for FMC Green River to manage. Select at least three of the five forces when discussing how they impact Green River's structure and culture.

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//Before writing about the external forces that are affecting the 'Organizational Culture and the Structure' of FMC Green River, we have to understand both these concepts. The analysis of the effect of the external factors on culture and structure of the Organization will be helpful in evaluating the performance of the Organization in the competitive market place. //

FMC Green River is one of the units of FMC Corporation. The Green River unit has many problems in its organizational culture and organizational structure. The structure and culture of FMC Green River is affected by several environmental forces, including competitive forces, economic & political forces, global forces, demographics & social forces and ethical forces. Although, all these forces influence the Green River's structure and culture, yet the three forces which have a greater impact, they are competitive forces, demographics & social forces and ...

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This solution analyzes the effect of the the external factors on culture and structure of the organization and then evaluates the performance of the organization in the competitive market place. This solution is 425 words with two references.

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