The Homework Help Club for teens in high school and kids in elementary or middle school meets twice during the school year (fall and spring) at Coquitlam Public Library. In it, teen tutors provide instructional assistance to kids in Grades 1 to 6 who are struggling with their homework. Teens earn community service hours. Kids must bring homework assignments to meetings. Any subject is fine, though we may not be able to provide specialized language support, such as fluent French speakers for young Immersion students. Teens will provide explanations and/or instructions to the best of their ability. In order to become a tutor, teens must be good students in grades 9, 10, 11 or 12. Teens must register for the program. Parents can either register their kids or bring them on a drop-in basis, but if they drop in it is possible that no teens will be immediately available to help their kids.
Propose a strategy to overcome each of the three barriers that you have identified. • From the e-Activity, analyze Michael Porter’s technique for a competitive analysis. Determine one factor for each of Porter’s five forces of an environmental analysis that apply to the organization that you selected. • Evaluate the importance of an internal environmental analysis for a healthcare organization. Determine three specific reasons why an internal analysis has become an important activity for healthcare organizations. • Imagine that you are the manager of a healthcare clinic. Recommend three tactics to increase the value of the services offered that would boost the company’s competitive advantage. • From the e-Activity, determine two specific resources and two specific competencies that give the organization that you researched a competitive advantage. • From the e-Activity, propose two strategies that the selected organization should consider in order to maintain its competitive advantage. For all assignments assume that you are the administrator of a fictitious organization of your choice. Your first step in evaluating the position of your organization will be conducting an environmental analysis.
The purpose of this is to determine your organization’s ability to continue to provide quality care and remain financially solvent in the face of these challenges. 1. Determine two (2) specific forces in the external environment that will have the most impact on your organization. Provide a rationale for your decision. 2. Determine two (2) specific internal factors that the organization’s leaders need to consider in preparing for the future of health care and the future of the organization. Provide a rationale for your decision. 3. Discuss the impact of both the identified internal and external forces on the organization’s ability to develop a competitive strategy. 4. Recommend one (1) strategy that involves the organization’s managers in implementing and maintaining the momentum of the strategic plan. 5. Use at least three (3) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites to not qualify as academic resources. • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
• Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length. • Differentiate between strategic management, strategic thinking, strategic planning, and managing strategic momentum. • Analyze the significance of the external environment’s impact on health care organizations. • Examine the purpose and importance of service area competitor analysis. • Examine the role of internal environmental analysis in identifying the basis for sustained competitive advantage. • Use technology and information resources to research issues in the strategic management of health care organizations. • Write clearly and concisely about strategic management of health care organizations using proper writing mechanics. • From the e-Activity, analyze the mission statement of the selected organization. Determine two characteristics or components of the mission statement that you believe are most aligned with the organization’s directional strategy. • From the e-Activity, review the organization’s values statement (Note: This statement might also be labeled as guiding principles, philosophy, or ethics). Suggest two ways in which the organization can demonstrate its values or philosophy through delivery of its services. • From the e-Activity, recommend one strategic goal for the selected organization that aligns with its mission statement, and one critical success factor necessary for the organization to achieve the goal you recommended. • Propose three ways in which a healthcare organization’s Board of Directors can influence policy. Provide specific examples to support your rationale.