The paper "The Effect of Personality Type on Team Performance" is a great example of an assignment on business. Task one looked at the evaluation of the project using SWOT analysis, PEST analysis, Porter’ s five forces, McKinsey's 7S framework, and the Burke-Litwin model. The SWOT analysis looked into the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. By using SWOT analysis in this task, the foundation upon which other models would work was set. SWOT analysis made it easy to understand the business and capitalize on strengths while improving on the weaknesses.
Despite its benefits, SWOT analysis only gives a preliminary assessment of the project making it necessary to use other methods of analysis to get more insight, in-depth analysis, and solution prioritization. Given the limitations of SWOT analysis, other analysis models were employed to give an in-depth analysis of industry factors like Porter’ s five forces, PEST analysis which helped in the strategic thinking and the identification of opportunities to be exploited. It also aided in the analysis of both local and global markets. Since it is subjective, an assumption had to be made on a data set to make the analysis possible.
McKinsey 7S framework analysis was also instrumental because it emphasizes the strategic implementation of change and takes into account both tangible and intangible factors in a change project like this one. Like all other models, the McKinsey and PEST analysis both have disadvantages which also made it necessary to use other models to ensure a comprehensive analysis of the project. To this end, the Burke-Litwin model was added to the list of models used in the analysis of the project. This model was particularly useful because it integrates several factors that are responsible for the change.
It not only takes into account the internal and external factors of the organization but also interrelates them into a model that is appropriate for the analysis of change. Since external factor is the main factor in this change project, the group settled on the Burke-Litwin model since it proved as the appropriate model for the strategic analysis of change like this one. However other models also make the analysis comprehensive because they complement each other and take care of all the aspects of change.
When a model is not effective in a particular aspect of the analysis, the next was used to cover that aspect which in turn led to an effective and comprehensive analysis of the project.
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Scarnati, J. T. (2001). On becoming a team player. Team Performance Management: An International Journal, 7(1/2), pp. 5-10.
Bradley, J. H., and Frederic, J. H. (1997). The effect of personality type on team performance. Journal of Management Development, 16(5), pp. 337-353.