Report on Business Environment - Sainsbury

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BUSINESSENVIRONMENT
Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................1TASK 1............................................................................................................................................1TASK 2............................................................................................................................................1P3:Relationship between different organizational functions and how they link toorganizational objectives and structure..................................................................................1P4:Identify the positive and negative impacts the macro environment has upon businessoperations, supported by specific examples...........................................................................3P5:Conduct internal and external analysis of specific organisations in order to identifystrengths and weaknesses.......................................................................................................5P6:Explain how strengths and weaknesses interrelate with externalmacro factors....................................................................................................................6CONCLUSION................................................................................................................................8REFERENCES..............................................................................................................................10Books and Journals........................................................................................................................10
INTRODUCTIONBusiness environment includes the factors which affects the operational activitiesof the organisation. The factors that affect a venture related activities are broadlycategorised into two parts, viz. external factors as well as internal factors. The externalfactors include political, economic, social and environmental aspects of the economy,whereas the internal environment includes its employees, shareholders, creditors andcustomers. These internal and external factors define the success and achievements of anorganisation as these are the influential factors for business operations. Environment of abusiness highly affects the decision making process in the context of achieving desiredgoals and objectives of the firm.This report is based onSainsburywhich is at Londonand aim at delivering customers with high quality services. This report covers relationshipbetween different organisational functions and their link to organisational objectives andstructure. Further, it also includes internal and external analysis of Sainsbury in order toidentify strengths and weaknesses.TASK 1Covered in PPTTASK 2P3:Relationship between different organizational functions and how they link toorganizational objectives and structureAn organisation functions in order to achieve its desired goals as well asobjectives. The organisation's functioning highly determines the success of the firm inachieving objectives that are generated by the business.Sainsbury's organisationalstructureshows a hierarchy of different levels operating in the firm. Each level comprisesof personnel’s within the organisation and delegated with role as well as responsibilitiesin respect of achieving organisational objectives (Escaleras and Chiang, 2017).The role as well as authority flows within this hierarchy in respect of the level atwhich that individual is appointed. There are three different levels at which employees areappointed in the mentioned venture, viz. Top level, middle level and lower level. The toplevel managers are expected to undertake the necessary decision making process in theretail store and delegate the required responsibilities to the middle level managers. Middle1
level acts as a link between top as well as lower level, they are required to carry thedecision or orders made by the top management to the lower level employees.Employeesappointed by Sainsburyat lower level are managed and controlled by the middle level asdirected by the top level managers of the cited business. In this way, the organisationfunctions in order to achieve desired objectives.Organisational culture is determined by the workings, attitude as well asbehaviour of the employees appointed in that venture to carry necessary venture relatedactivities.The culture of Sainsburyhighly depicts well uniformed staff, with differentshelves, layout of the store and the colour schemes of the walls in the store. All these areconsidered as visible aspects of the firm in the context of organisational culture (Hansenand Urassa, 2018). But, organisational culture is highly determined by the hidden aspectsof the venture. These hidden aspects includes, the values of the employees andorganisation, their behaviour towards the customers as well as towards the otherpersonnel’s in the venture and the ethic that are issued in order to treat customers in aneffective way.The objectives specifies the way towards which the activities of an organisationare directed in order to attain maximum sales as well as gains. The mission and statementofSainsbury includes providing standardquality goods to the customers with reasonablylow prices, backed up by effective after sale services and thus, attain advantage over thecompetitors. This statement reflects its objectives of providing standard products ataffordable prices to all the individuals in the country (Hillary, 2017). The functioning ofSainsbury is undertaken in respect of achieving this objectives of the venture. Employeesare expected to work within the designed framework by the top authorities. Thisframework is designed as per the aims of the venture and thus, achieving the same.Thestructure of Sainsburyhighly defines the functioning of its activities as wellas the success derived with those functions. The business has gained advantages and itcontinues to grow in the market, thus, it constantly tries to bring inventions in itsofferings to the customers. Mentioned retail store has also started providing onlinefacilities for the convenience of customers, with this, the store is just a click away fromthe individuals willing to purchase their products (Kew and Stredwick, 2017). This kind2
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