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The Influences Aspect



Influences may constrain what the organization can accomplish, threaten its very existence, or open up opportunities which can be exploited.

Sources of influence

Political

Legal
Regulatory
Economic
Social
Technological
Industry sector
Environmental 

Government action on a regional, national or international scale.
Changes in common law, statute law, or international law.
Health and safety, equal opportunities, planning regulations.
Inflation, unemployment, interest/exchange rates.
Women's rights, minority groups, increasing longevity.
Information technology, the internet, robotics, automation.
Associations, alliances, common interest groups, competition.
Global warming, emission of harmful gases, waste disposal.
  

            

The four elements of Influences

Constraints and pressures
Risks and threats

Opportunities

Competitors

Restricting freedom of action
De-stabilizing the organization
Taking advantage of situations

Competing for customers/resources
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