Sustainable Solutions

Project description

Organization you have chosen that could benefit from applying both the concepts of sustainability and strategic thinking for which you would like to create a sustainable solution. Review the

Senge course text. Identify an issue that interests you that may provide an “opportunity hook” into exploring the underlying systemic relationships and business models that Senge argues may

be unsustainable.

Explain or give research tips on • Stakeholder Identification and Value Analysis
• General Forces Analysis (GFA)
• Porter’s Five Forces Industry Analysis (FFA)
• Detailed Value Chain Analysis (VCA)
• Detailed Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT) Analysis
• Key Success Factors Analysis

Applying Traditional Strategic Thinking Tools to Your Sustainable Solutions Paper (SSP) Part I
Many competitive sports are played throughout the world. Each has its own rules and objectives. However, most competitive sports do have something in common. Coaches cannot develop a

winning strategy without careful analysis. They must understand the rules of the game and the potential impact of the environment in which the game is played. The coach must be intimately

familiar not only with the strengths of his or her own players but also those of their players’ competitors. Organizations must conduct similar analyses in order to compete successfully.
The analyses you will complete for this week’s section of your SSP will give you a comprehensive picture of your chosen organization’s internal and external environment. You will gain insight on

the external environment of your organization’s industry, including threats and opportunities. You will explain in detail your organization’s strengths and weaknesses and how they align with

external threats and opportunities. Finally, you will begin to build a successful strategy for improving this alignment.
To prepare, review this week’s Learning Resources, including the articles and supporting media. Review the value chain analysis from the Discussion in Week 1 and the General Forces Analysis and

Porter’s Five Forces Analysis from the Discussion in Week 2. Review the feedback received from colleagues and your Instructor on each post. You will use and expand upon each of these

previously completed analyses in this week’s portion of your SSP. Also, keep in mind that the analysis is progressive. The information you uncover in one analysis can be used to complete others.

Complete the following elements of your SSP:
•    Stakeholder Identification and Value Analysis
•    General Forces Analysis (GFA)
•    Porter’s Five Forces Industry Analysis (FFA)
•    Detailed Value Chain Analysis (VCA)
•    Detailed Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT) Analysis
•    Key Success Factors Analysis
A brief description of the key tasks follows:
Stakeholder Identification and Value Analysis
Identify the enterprise strategy type, all relevant stakeholders of the organization, the stakeholders’ values, and the vision and mission of the organization. Explain how the stakeholders and

their values align or do not align with the organization’s values and strategy. Using articles from the Walden library, classify the organizational culture.Integrate the concepts covered in the

Learning Resources for Weeks 1–4 to explain the relationships between the various concepts. Present the implications of your analysis and evidence to support your conclusions.
General Forces Analysis and Porter’s Five Forces Industry Analysis
Revise and expand upon the analyses you completed for the Week 2 Discussion by implementing your colleagues’ and Instructors’ feedback and following the instructions in the SSP Template.
Detailed Value Chain Analysis
Revise and expand upon the analysis you completed for the Week 1 Discussion by implementing your colleagues’ and Instructor’s feedback and following the instructions in the SSP template.
Detailed Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT) Analysis
Identify the organization’s internal strengths and weaknesses. Identify threats and opportunities in the external environment, using information from previous analyses. Develop strategies to

employ strengths and address weaknesses in order to take advantage of opportunities and defend against threats.
Key Success Factors Analysis
Identify and rate Key Success Factors in the organization’s industry based on analysis of the organization’s external environment. Then, identify and rate the degree of fit between the

organization’s capabilities and each of the key success factors.
You must provide evidence to support the identification and ratings. Refer to the previous analyses completed in this section as appropriate.
Your SSP should include proper APA citations and adhere to all guidelines of APA style. Continue to work on the SSP using the SSP Template.
Continue working on your Week 4 SSP sections, preparing for your Week 4 SSP that you will submit on Day 7 of Week 4 along with the rest of the template sections that will be used in the Week 7

submission

Sustainable Solutions Paper (SSP) Proposal
There is little question that the global business landscape in the 21st century is different from the landscape of the 20th century. Companies that have been in existence for nearly the entire

20th century are now out of business. Camera maker Eastman Kodak was one of many such companies who did not develop a sustainable business model that would allow it to adapt to a

changing environment.
Modern consumers are increasingly demanding that organizations not only meet the needs of those they serve today but also the needs of future generations. In order to survive, organizations

must develop a sustainable model that incorporates social responsibility. Studies, such as those by Kanzah (2013), show that companies who adopt sustainability practices that address

environmental issues, societal issues, and workforce development positively impact short-term efficiency and operations management. These organizations also reduce risk. Such results indicate

that developing an organizational sustainability strategy is not a moral obligation but also a business imperative.
To prepare, begin by thinking about the organization you have chosen that could benefit from applying both the concepts of sustainability and strategic thinking for which you would like to

create a sustainable solution. Review the Senge course text. Identify an issue that interests you that may provide an “opportunity hook” into exploring the underlying systemic relationships

and business models that Senge argues may be unsustainable.
By Day 3 of Week 2, submit approximately a 2-paragraph SSP proposal. In your proposal, identify the organization you have selected and provide background on its history and present position

within its industry. Be sure to identify two of the organization’s main competitors. Then specify its relevance for study, place the organization in the context of the course, providing supporting

evidence/reference(s). Use proper APA citation(s), grammar.

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