Explain the changes in the remote environment that you believe will have the greatest impact on US business, in particular, Hewlett Packard, in the next five years. (400 words or more and include 2 outside resources.)
One of the greatest impacts will come from environmental concerns across the globe as people begin to take greater notice of the impacts of global warming and loss of natural resources. In the case of Hewlett Packard, they have become working in the hope of creating a environmentally friendly company. People will be drawn to such companies as they commit to making changes and will expect the same from others. HP has developed a plan that affects the supply chain by limiting resources and manufacturing methods that use identified resources. This is part of their SER (social and environmental responsibility) program. The company has taken a leadership role in creating this program and its various components, being the first technology company to complete such a comprehensive program initiative. (http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/globalcitizenship/environment/supplychain/index.html) HP has studied their own operation and developed plans to make sustainable buildings and ...
A discussion on how the remote environment will affect HP in the next five years. Two citations are included.