Environment and Culture of Organizations
1) Consider the three environments of a firm. Which of the environments has the most direct and immediate impact on the firm? Which of the environments has a more diffuse and delayed impact? Explain.
3) What are the major forces that affect organization-environment relationships? Describe those factors.
4) Describe the four approaches to organizational effectiveness. Give a specific example of something that a company should measure in order to evaluate its effectiveness under each approach.
6) Which of the firm’s environments is most readily changed by the firm? Which of the firm’s environments is least amenable to change by the firm? How does this influence the actions that firms take?
) Go to the website http://fortune.com/best-companies/google-1/ and review the list of companies to find a company for which you would like to work. Evaluate the profile of the company you have chosen to get a sense of the way the company is managed. Write a paragraph (minimum five sentences) identifying the characteristics of this company that are appealing to you and why you would be interested in working for this company. If you prefer to choose a company or organization not listed, choose another website to do research, write your paragraph, and cite your reference.