MGTCB/526: Managing In A Changing Environment Competency 1 – Assessment Competency

Assignment Directions: Step 1: Congratulations! You’ve been hired as a manager and have been asked to analyze the current status of your organization.

Review at least 3 global companies on the Business Source Complete: SWOT Analyses list.

Select a company – either the company you work for, a company you have worked for in the past or 1 of the companies on the Business Source Complete: SWOT Analyses list – to use for the rest of the course (this will sometimes be referred to as “your organization”) and research its history.

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Note: Some reports are more recent than others. It’s in your best interest to find an organization with a recent (within 2 years) report.

Step 2: Review your organization’s SWOT analysis and other available sources to evaluate the strategic needs of the organization within a changing global environment. Complete the Organizational Analysis worksheet for your evaluation. Note: This type of information is often found in the organization’s annual report.

Competency 1: Competency Assessment


Complete the worksheet based on your chosen organization. Use Business Source Complete and your selected company’s website, annual report, and other available sources.

Organization Information


Define your chosen company and its industry.


Mission and Vision

Identify the mission and vision of the organization.



Organizational Initiatives

Outline 1-2 major initiatives for this organization. What are they currently doing to support these initiatives?

Organizational Plans

Describe the plans employed by the organization. Determine which types of managers create each type of plan.

Type of Plan Description Type of Manager




SWOT Analysis

There are various factors within the external environment of an organization that impacts its strategy.

Analyze the organization’s SWOT analysis. Identify the internal and external factors. Include a link to the SWOT analysis in the Reference section of this worksheet.




Evaluate if the mission, vision, planning process, and SWOT analysis meet the current needs of the organization. Include the following in your evaluation:

  • Describe the unmet need, (not limited to product or service, can be new demographic, a new mode of delivery, etc.).
  • Analyze your competitive advantages.
    • Based upon the SWOT analysis, is there another business that is doing something similar that can be referred to? Provide examples.
    • If there is no other business, describe how what you’re doing is a unique product or service offering.
  • Propose a competitive business initiative to address the unmet need.



  • Create a high-level timeline and operational steps necessary to implement your solution.


Include a link to the SWOT analysis.