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MGT 498 Week 4
Learning Team Assignment: Competitive Advantages Paper
Resources: Riordan Virtual Organization and Individual Environmental Scan Papers
Use the Riordan Virtual Organization and research from last weeks Environmental Scan Paper for this assignment. The Riordan Case can be found by clicking on the Materials tab on the top of your classroom and clicking on the hyperlink.
Decide which competitive advantages Riordan has in common with the companies researched last week, and estimate which competitive strategies Riordan could use to improve innovation and sustainability of business operations both in the United States and in the global market.
Explain why you chose these competitive strategies and estimate how they might affect sustainability of long-term organizational performance.
Explain how the global market would affect the business strategy of Riordan.
Summarize your findings in a 700 to 1,050 word paper.
Format your paper according to APA standards.
Reference the course text book as your primary source.
Learning Team Assignment: Learning Team Weekly Reflection
Discuss this weeks objectives with your team. Your discussion should include the topics you feel comfortable with, any topics you struggled with, and how the weekly topics relate to application in your field.
Prepare a 350 to 1,050 word paper detailing the findings of your discussion and post as a new thread in your learning team forum.
Week 4 DQs
What steps need to be taken before we implement an organizational strategy? Why are time frames so important to the implementation of an organizations strategy? What role does the sequence of execution play?
Research a companys internal dynamics and the influence on business continuity along with cultural and structural leadership considerations incorporated into the implementation of the companys strategy. What resources are being used for the company to implement its strategy?
How have the ideas of constant improvement processes such as TQM, Six Sigma, and other improvement processes affected the overall strategy of organizations?
How are the tactical plan and the goals related to long-term objectives (LTO) and Critical Success Factors in your experience?
What are some structural, leadership, and cultural considerations that need to be included in the strategy implementation for the virtual organization, Riordan Manufacturing?