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Please discuss the Environment and Resources inputs in the context of General Mills. Be thorough, and be specific.

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Please discuss the Environment and Resources inputs in the context of General Mills. Be thorough, and be specific.

Environment and Resources of General Mills

INSTRUCTIONS:

In the Background Information section of Module 3, the Nadler-Tushman Congruence Model cites four Input categories: 

• Environment (factors external to the organization) 

• Resources (factors internal to the organization) 

• Organizational history (persistent traditions) 

• Strategy (goals, objectives and strategic initiatives)



WEEK 1:

Please discuss the Environment and Resources inputs in the context of General Mills. Be thorough, and be specific. 





WEEK 2:

Please discuss the Organizational History and Strategy inputs in the context of General Mills. Be thorough, and be specific. 







Background Information Section



Module 3 - Background



Case: Inputs Diagnosis, SLP: Time Warp 2

The background reading for the Case in this module focuses on the Nadler-Tushman Congruence Model. You will be using this model to complete the case.



David Nadler is the founder and CEO of Mercer Delta Consulting Group. An internationally recognized expert in organizational change, Nadler has written seven books and numerous articles for practicing managers. Michael Tushman is a Full Professor at the Harvard Business School. He has written or edited eight books and is widely published in academic and practitioner journals.



Required Reading



Nadler, D. A. & Tushman, M. L. (1980) A Model for Diagnosing Organizational Behavior. Organizational Dynamics, 9 (2), 35-51. Retrieved on November 7, 2012 retrieved May 14, 2015, from http://www.researchgate.net/publication/222464617_A_model_for_diagnosing_organizational_behavior



According to the authors, "Our congruence model of organizational behavior is based on how well components fit together – that is the congruence among components; the effectiveness of this model is based on the quality of these ‘fits’ or ‘congruence.’ (p.39).

From the reading, you will note that there are four input categories. They are as follows:

1.Environment (factors external to the organization);

2.Resources (factors internal to the organization);

3.Organizational history (Persistent Traditions); and

4.Strategy (goals, objectives and strategic initiatives) .

If the link to the article does not work, it is probably because your computer does not allow "cookies" which would let you connect directly to the library. In such a case, you will need to connect manually to the appropriate database. 

CONTENT:

General Mills Name: Institution: Environment and Resources of General Mills The external factors affecting General Mills comprises key competitors such as Nestle, Kellogg’s, Smithfield Foods, and Post; technological advancement; the prevailing economic situation; and the political climate. Economi

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