Explain different types and purposes of organisations; public, private, and voluntary sectors and legal structures.

Unit 1 Business and the Business Environment, Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Business

Learning outcomes 1: Explain the different types, size and scope of organisations.

Learning outcomes 2: Demonstrate the interrelationship of the various functions within an organisation and how they link to organisational structure.

Learning outcomes 3: Use contemporary examples to demonstrate both the positive and negative influence/impact the macro environment has on business operations.

Learning outcomes 4: Determine the internal strengths and weaknesses making of specific businesses and their interrelationship with external macro factors.

Case Scenario

Choose any organization in the country of your residence. The organization can be a manufacturing or service-based entity. You can choose a local or a global organization in the - Public/Private/Government sector. You are to assume the role of a Junior Business Analyst in your chosen organization. Prepare and submit a report for the chosen organization as follows:

1. Explain different types and purposes of organisations; public, private, and voluntary sectors and legal structures.

2. Analyse and explain how the structure, size and scope of different organizations link to the business objectives and products and services offered by the organizations.

3. Analyse and explain the interrelationships between different organizational functions and how they link to organizational objectives and have an impact on the organizational structure.

4. Provide a critical analysis of the organizational structure and the complexities of different organisations and structures.

5. Apply appropriately the PESTLE model to support a detailed analysis of the macro environment of the chosen organisation, identifying the positive and negative impacts the macro environment has on business operations, supported by specific examples.

6. Apply and conduct appropriate SWOT/TOWS analysis of the chosen organisation in order to identify strengths and weaknesses.

7. Explain how strengths and weaknesses interrelate with external macro factors. Critically evaluate the impact these factors have on business objectives and justify how they influence decision-making in the chosen organisation.