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Organizational Analysis (A case study of Apple Inc)
Okusolubo Gbenga Samuel
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Abstract
The essential components of carrying out an organizational analysis (a case study on
Apple Inc) include evaluating external factors that can affect the organization’s performance as
well as strategically assessing the organization’s own resources and potential. Internal strengths
and weaknesses along with outside opportunities and threats are keys to an organization’s
success. SWOT analysis, which stands for strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats, is a
strategicplanning method an organization’s leaders often use to aid them in establishing business
objectives or achieving the organization’s mission goals.
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Introduction
According to the business dictionary, organizational analysis can be referred to as the
process of reviewing the development, work environment, personnel and operation of a business
or another type of association. Performing a periodic detailed organizational analysis of a
company can be a useful way for management to identify problems or inefficiencies that have
arisen, but have not yet been addressed, and then develop strategies for dealing with
them.Organizational analysis, in management science, the study of the processes that
characterize all kinds of organizations, including business firms, government agencies, labor
unions, and voluntary associations such as sports clubs, charities, and political parties.
Organizational analysis is the process of reviewing the development, work environment,
personnel and operation of a business or another type of association. This review is often
performed in response to the crisis, but may also be carried out as part of a demonstration
project, in the process of taking a program to scale, or in the course of regular operations.
Conducting a periodic detailed organizational analysis can be a useful way for management to
identify problems or inefficiencies that have arisen in the organization but have yet to be
addressed, and develop strategies for resolving them. Organizational analysis focuses on the
structure and design of the organization and how the organization's systems, capacity and
functionality influence outputs. Additional internal and external factors are also accounted for in
assessing how to improve efficiency. Undertaking an organizational analysis is helpful in
assessing an organization's current well-being and capacity, and deciding on a course of action to
improve the organization's long-term sustainability. A restructuring of an Organization may
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become necessary when either external or internal forces have created a problem or opportunity
for improvement in efficiency and effectiveness.
Apple’s organizational structure is one of the factors contributing to the company’s
successful innovation. A firm’s organizational structure can create opportunities for business
growth. However, it can also impose limits on how the firm develops. In Apple’s case, the
organizational structure is mainly a traditional hierarchy, with some key elements from other
types of organizational structure. The success of the company is linked to innovation and the
leadership of Steve Jobs, but its organizational structure is partly responsible for ensuring
support for such leadership. Apple’s organizational culture is a key factor in the company’s
success. A company’s organizational culture determines capabilities in supporting changes, new
policies, and new strategies. In Apple’s case, employees are effectively developed and integrated
into an organizational culture that facilitates rapid innovation.
Growth of Apple Inc
Apple Inc. is an iconic United States technological company based in Cupertino,
California. Apple is engaged in the development of World changing consumer electronic
products such a mobile phones, music media devices, tablets, and personal computers. The
company also sells and creates operating system software, peripherals and delivery of third-party
digital content (iTunes) to consumers. Apple Inc’s current success is linked to the ability of the
company to use its strengths to overcome weaknesses and threats, and to exploit opportunities.
Apple’s SWOT analysis gives insights on the actions of the company to maximize its growth
based on such strengths and opportunities. This SWOT analysis also indicates the most
significant issues that Apple must address. For instance, the threat of competition is among the
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