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Comparing 2 Businesses' Environment, Operations & Management

Research the elements of business and compare and contrast two selected organizations in the same industry responding to the following:

Analyze the basic legal, social, and economic environment in which the organizations operate

Analyze the managerial, operational, and financial issues impacting the organizations including:
Company Culture and Performance
Promotion Policies
Strategic Decisions Making
Decision-Making Style
Management Style
Leadership Style
Communication Style
Use of SWOT Tool
Operations Strategy Framework

Analyze the impact of potential change factors as they relate to the functions of management for both organizations including changing external conditions.

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The current work organization is the one in which I work is a machine tools making firm that makes hand held and Pedestal drills. We call my company A. The second organization that I select also makes machine tools but mainly makes lathes. We call this company B. Even though the two organizations are in the same industry, they are not direct competitors. Both the organizations are in the machine tools industry.

Analyze the basic legal, social, and economic environment in which the organizations operate

The legal environment is one where both the firms have to comply with labor laws, environmental laws, and taxation laws. In addition, both the firms have to adhere to the local and city tax laws. The social environment is that of the community in which both the firms operate. In general there is a positive attitude towards both companies because they provide employment. However, there were some negative feelings towards organization B because there were rumors that gases and emissions from the foundry at organization B has been released untreated in the environment. The current economic environment is not favorable, factories are not willing to buy new machine tools and continue with repaired and refurbished machine tools.

Analyze the managerial, operational, and financial issues impacting the organizations including:

Company Culture and Performance

The company in which I work has a culture where hierarchy is respected and specific tasks are assigned to each worker. The performance of the worker is evaluated on the basis of the performance of the individual in that task. On the other hand Org B has an open culture. I have been told that ...

Solution Summary

The response compares and contrasts two machine-tool-making firms, looking at their legal, social and economics environments and how they're run. 1068 words with 2 references.

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