Select a health care provider organization in the local community (or nationally), preferably a hospital, a physician group practice, or even a nursing home chain. Conduct an external environmental assessment for the organization along the lines described in chapter 5 of your textbook. You can get this information from the companys Web site, other Web sites, journal articles, and other sources. Be sure to cover all the basic categories of environmental factors. Draw a diagram showing the environmental forces you have identified and the interrelationships among them and with the organization.
For this assignment, your report should be at least four pages in length, in current APA edition format and should include the following information:
- The steps to externally evaluate the firm
- Description of two environmental forces that may have some impact – positive or negative – on the organization or businessess
- Create a strategic group map showing the interrelationship between the environmental forces and the organization
- Description of two critical issues specific to the organization, its industry and its customers.
Submit your report to the M2: Assignment 2 Dropbox by Wednesday, January 15, 2014.
|Assignment 2 Grading Criteria||Maximum Points|
|Identified and explained the steps taken to externally evaluate the organization.||20|
|Identified and explained two environmental forces that may impact the organization||15|
|Created a strategic group map showing environmental forces interrelated with the organization||15|
|Identified and explained two critical issues specific to the organization||30|
|Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.||20|