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MHA 505 Week 3 Assignment: SWOT Analysis


MHA 505 Week 3 Assignment: SWOT Analysis

Assignment Content

In Week Two, you created a systems thinking diagram that mapped the stock, inflows, outflows, and feedback loops of an organization. As you become more familiar with your environment and the relationships and interactions between departments and people, you will begin to discover existing strengths and weaknesses. The analysis of the weaknesses and threats to a system is essential during the initial phase to make operational improvements, and it will reveal existing opportunities to plan and execute effective solutions.

Watch Analysis Phase of a Project for guidance on things to consider and what to do in the initial phase of a project.

Transcript and Other Video Resources

For more information about conducting a SWOT Analysis, check out the following resources:

Transcript and Other Video Resources

SWOT Analysis: Discover New Opportunities, Manage and Eliminate Threats page on the MindTools website

Image: SWOT Chart

Assignment Instructions

Complete a SWOT Analysis of your organization. Use the SWOT Analysis Worksheet and complete the following steps:

  1. Complete a preliminary walk around the organization to scan the environment for strengths, weaknesses, potential opportunities, and potential threats (e.g., workflows, products, personnel, processes).
  2. Follow up with additional research that may provide clarity on elements that you are hesitant or indecisive to list.
  3. Review your systems Thinking Diagram from Week Two and determine if there are any details you can add or adjustments you can make to enhance your understanding of the organizational system.
  4. Write an objective for your SWOT analysis.
  5. List the organization’s strengths, weaknesses, potential opportunities, and potential threats.
  6. Select the items that should be prioritized.

Cite 3 reputable references to support your SWOT Analysis (e.g., trade or industry publications, government or agency websites, scholarly works, or other sources of similar quality).

Format your assignment according to APA guidelines.

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