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Strengths and weaknesses. The employer that was looked into was WeStat, a nationally based research company with several data entry and research locations.

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As an employee, the information that is available is sometimes limited. However, it can be seen through the internal environment, as well as through the available information that there are several strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats for the company. Through these various factors, one can see what the company can do as well as what the opportunities will be for the employees that are working in the area. The employer that was looked into was WeStat, a nationally based research company with several data entry and research locations. The first assessment of WeStat is the strengths that are in the company. As an employee, it can be seen that the main strengths for employment rely on flexibility. As a staff member, one can decide on the hours that they wish to come in. There is the ability to change schedules as well as use an automated system in order to shift schedules. For those that are effective in their research, they are able to gain more benefits from individual pay checks, as well as be given other opportunities to conduct more research and data entry in the field. ...read more.


When there is no responsiveness or limited responses because of the reaction and belief that something is being sold, it makes it difficult to approach a diverse group of individuals. The opportunities that can arise from both the strengths and weaknesses come from identifying both the internal and external environments. The opportunities with the employees relies on providing more available options, not only with the scheduling and pay, but also with gaining better relations with the employees. If there were slight changes in the environment, it would be more conducive to conducting the correct research as well as finding an environment that would allow employees to feel as though they were in a comfortable environment. This would not only help with finding more research availability because of the change in tone, but would also allow for more employees to want to be available for longer periods of time. The opportunities for the external environment would be based on initiating better conversation and research availability with those who were conducted for the studies. If the individuals were more familiar with WeStat and had the ability to prepare for the conversations, than the information given would be more effective. ...read more.


It may also be effective to create data entry areas that are conducted through the Internet or through other higher technology sources. In relation to these recommendations, the priority should begin on the external environment. If more knowledge were given about the research being done, there would be the ability to create a better internal environment. By beginning to change this situation and offer more possibilities for research availability, there would be more support. Because this company is conducive to change that comes from the government, having the knowledge available to all individuals is important. This will then build a better internal environment for all who are involved in the company. The strengths in the internal and external environment are based on the ability to conduct research. However, this also presents weaknesses and threats because of some of the procedures that are being overlooked. By beginning to change the weaknesses into opportunities and by rebuilding priorities within the company, there will be the ability to offer more in the company that will provide a better overall change for those who are working in WeStat. ...read more.

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