Remote Environments

The remote environment has a variety of factors that compromise any type of firm’s operating situation. “The remote environment comprises factors originating beyond, and usually irrespective of, any single firm’s operating situation—economic, social, political, technological, and ecological factors” (Pearce & Robinson, 2005). As the world changes so do, the trends with clothing books and other leisure activities that people like to do. This type of environment presents the firm’s with opportunities threats and constraints. In the economy today it is hard for contractor has to keep their business going because of the slow times. For example in Gatlinburg Tennessee there are usually a few lay offs because of the slow activity during the winter months. Being in construction during these down times is not an easy task because many people or businesses are not looking for repairs or improvements for the next season. The industrial environment has factors that influence a firm’s prospects originates within the environment of the industry including the entry barrier’s competitor rivalry the availability of substitutes and the bargaining power of buyers and suppliers. The operating environment comprises factors that influence a firm’s immediate competitive situation along with competitive position customer profiles creditors suppliers and the labor market. All of these factors will create challenges that the business must face throughout the experience. This will allow the firm to attract or acquire the needed resources and allow the business to earn a profit by marketing the goods or services that they offer.

Pearce, J. A., II, Robinson, R. B., Jr. (2005). Strategic management: Formulation, implementation, and control (9th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill Irwin.

Change Management in the Business World

I think that change management is just exactly what it means. This is the person or people who supervise anything that happens within the business. Managers are put in place within the organization to make sure that things are running properly and things are going smoothly. Managers are responsible for everything that happens or does not happen within that business. Making sure that the employees are doing the job that they are supposed to be doing without question. If the management team is not doing their job then things are probably not being done the way that they should. In any business change management is important especially if the business is just starting up because if the management team is not supervising the changes that are being made to make sure that they are implemented in the right way then this will cause other problems for the business. Making sure that shifts are running smoothly and correctly is the main key to having a successful day. For example, when I was a relief manager for a company I managed on my boss’s day’s off so therefore, I was in charge of making sure that the bank deposits were done correctly, I had to make sure that all three shifts were covered, and I also had to make sure that the shift had what they needed to make it through the night. I have made mistakes and learned from them but if I had paid close attention to what I was doing in the first place I would not have made mistakes. But you have to learn from your mistakes and make sure that you do not make the same one over again.