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Strategy-Driven Human Resource Management
Strategy-Driven Human Resource Management
Case 2.1. The External Environment: When State Government Offers Early Retirement

The external environment consists of a series of influences that originate outside the organization and that the company cannot control. These external factors, which must be considered when forming a strategy, include customers, competition, suppliers, shareholders, society, technology, the economy, the labor force, and our government.

In regard to the external force of the government, we have come to expect our government agencies to be complex, formalized, and centralized in terms of organizational structure.

Government agencies are very large organizations that are normally very complex. Complexity involves the way in which we divide the organization into different segments. Government agencies are often organized into many different layers of employees, ...

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