Unit 2 Application Assignment: Organizing The Business

***It has to be on Apple Inc I have included a sample template. ****

Now that you, Sofia, and Shawn have completed some basic research about the business you selected in week 1, we will continue to examine this business for best practices. We will look at strategies, goals, and organizational structure.

Your report should cover the following points. Your report should be approximately 2 pages long, and you should use at least two credible resources. Once again, there is a template under General Information below. The headings in this outline are already in the report template for you to use.

  • Introduction  
    • Identify the business.
    • Provide a very brief description of this business.
  • Mission Statement  
    • Provide the mission statement for this company.
    • In your opinion, what does this mission statement mean to employees?
    • What does this mission statement mean to customers?
  • Strategic Goals  
    • Identify and describe one strategic goal you have located on the company’s website.
    • How does this strategic goal support the mission statement?
  • SWOT Analysis 
    • Identify one strength for this business.
    • Identify one weakness for this business.
    • Identify one opportunity for this business.
    • Identify one threat for this business.
  • Organizational Structure  
    • How is this business structured? Divisional, functional, or matrix?
    • Support your opinion.
  • Conclusion 
    • Based upon what you have researched about this company, do you believe this business is a learning organization? Support your opinions and conclusions.

Running head: INSERT YOUR REPORT’S TITLE HERE IN ALL CAPS 1

INSERT THE TITLE OF YOUR REPORT HERE 2

Insert the Report’s Title Here

Insert Your Name Here

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This first part of the report is called the “Introduction” section, yet it does not have a heading that says “Introduction.” Instead, the title of the paper shows in the Running Head. In this introduction, you identify the business and provide a very brief description of the business.

Mission Statement

Mission Statement is a Major Heading, as included in the outline. I am indenting the first line of the paragraph. Just hit the Tab key. The file is formatted to double space lines of text, which is part of APA Style. In this section, you provide the mission statement and explain what this statement means to employees and to customers.

Strategic Goals

Under this Strategic Goals major heading, you write about one strategic goal you have located and how this goal relates to the mission statement.

SWOT Analysis

In this section, you identify one point in a SWOT Analysis. List the points here and then provide a brief explanation for each point under these Second Level Headings.

Strength

Describe the strength you identified.

Weakness

Describe the weakness you identified.

Opportunity

Describe the opportunity you identified.

Threat

Describe the threat you identified.

Organizational Structure

The Major Heading is Organizational Structure. Identify the type of structure you believe this company has: Divisional, Functional, or Matrix. Explain your decision.

Conclusion

Based upon what you have researched about this company, do you believe this business is a learning organization? Support your opinions and conclusions.

References

Here are how two sample references would be set up. Double space each line. Use Hanging Indent. This means the first line of the resource is left aligned and all other lines of the resource are indented. References are arranged in alphabetical order. These two references came from the Internet, so they have URL’s. These links can be live or not.

About us. (n.d.) Walmart corporate. Retrieved from

http://walmartstores.com/AboutUs/7606.aspx

Fishman, C. (2007, December 19). The Wal-Mart you don’t know, Fast Company. Retrieved

from http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/77/walmart.html