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    The Competitiveness of the US Department of Education

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    Examine the Department of Education and describe and analysis whether the department is successful or not in the areas of:

    1) Competitive advantage
    2) Organizational Climate.

    Please include citations.

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    To answer the question on whether the US Department of Education successful or not in the area of Competitive Advantage, we have to look decipher what 'competitive advantage' means.
    To attain competitive we have to look at these indicators:

    Who are the competitors of the US Department of Education?
    Was the Department has an advantage over its competitors?
    Is the US Department of Education a leading competitor in the provision of quality education?
    How much is the firms budget vis-à-vis other agencies?
    What are its service offerings?

    If the answers to these questions are in the affirmative, then we can say that the US Department of Education was successful in the area of competitive advantages.

    Competitors of US Department of Education
    The competitors are two-pronged. First, the Department has to compete with the other Departments. Second, it has to compete internationally.

    Within the US and abroad, it has to prove that it fulfilled its mission "to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access."

    President Obama's vision is that by 2020, America will again have the best-educated, most competitive workforce in the world with the highest proportion of college graduates of any country. To do this, the United States must also close the achievement gap, so that all youth- regardless of their backgrounds-graduate from high school ready to succeed in college and careers.

    The Department of Education has ...

    Solution Summary

    This solution looks into the competitive advantage and organizational climate of the Department of Education.