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    Goldman Sachs website: develop an EFAS table and an IFAS table

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    Part 1
    Word and Excel

    Research the Goldman Sachs website. (http://www2.goldmansachs.com/our-firm/investors/presentations/index.html) Using your research findings from the Library and the Internet, develop both an EFAS (External Factors Analysis Summary) table and an IFAS (Internal Factors Analysis Summary) table. The tables are to be submitted in one Excel file (one sheet for the EFAS and one sheet for the IFAS), separate from your assignment that will be written in MS Word.

    You will be graded on your knowledge of the software and math in building the MS Excel tables, and on your ability to communicate in writing and present your arguments. The description of both your environmental and internal scanning process, including what factors you considered and why will be in your MS Word file.

    In summary, you will submit two files: one file in MS Excel, and one file in MS Word.

    RUBRICS:
    EFAS - formulas, totals, brief details
    IFAS - formulas, totals, details
    Narratives

    Part 2

    Imagine that you are a CEO for a large business. Your strategic planning team has just decided to pursue a retrenchment strategy. Describe some of the challenges your organization might face in implementing this strategy.

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    Research the Goldman Sachs website using your research findings from the Library and the Internet; develop both an EFAS (External Factors Analysis Summary) table and an IFAS (Internal Factors Analysis Summary) table
    Part 1
    4 pages in Word and two pages in Excel

    Research the Goldman Sachs website. (http://www2.goldmansachs.com/our-firm/investors/presentations/index.html) Using your research findings from the Library and the Internet, develop both an EFAS (External Factors Analysis Summary) table and an IFAS (Internal Factors Analysis Summary) table. The tables are to be submitted in one Excel file (one sheet for the EFAS and one sheet for the IFAS), separate from your assignment that will be written in MS Word.
    You will be graded on your knowledge of the software and math in building the MS Excel tables, and on your ability to communicate in writing and present your arguments. The description of both your environmental and internal scanning process, including what factors you considered and why will be in your MS Word file.
    In summary, you will submit two files: one file in MS Excel, which will count as two written pages, and one file in MS Word, which should be 4-6 pages in length.
    Please submit your assignment.

    RUBRICS:
    • EFAS - formulas, totals, brief details (20 points)
    • IFAS - formulas, totals, details (20 points)
    • Narratives (60 points)

    Part 2

    3-4 paragraphs

    Imagine that you are a CEO for a large business. Your strategic planning team has just decided to pursue a retrenchment strategy. Describe some of the challenges your organization might face in implementing this strategy.

    Response follows -

    Introduction
    Organizations have great quantities of reporting data, from market propensity information, consumer data, or operating details which consist of figures and factual information. On a daily basis this information continually develops and transforms. Goldman Sachs is no different. For Goldman Sachs to encompass a competitive advantage in an aggressive global environment; Goldman Sachs must reform its internal processes and operations, discover innovative industry opportunities, boost profits, and develop industry-specific associations. Goldman Sachs can achieve all this by having a clear and precise corporate strategy. Strategies are terms ...

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