Analysis and Recommendations Part I: Technological Gaps

Overview: For the first milestone of your final project, you will compose an analysis of the mission statement of Nimble Storage, the storage company that is the focus of your case study: Nimble Storage: Scaling Talent Strategy Amidst Hyper-Growth. In your analysis, you will be asked to determine if the annual goals and objectives set by the company constitute an appropriate business practice for a company wishing to go global. You will also be asked to assess the technological gaps in the company.

In addition to composing this analysis, this milestone also requires you to begin populating an Excel spreadsheet: PESTEL Analysis Worksheet. In each milestone in this course, you will be asked to fill in a few rows of this spreadsheet based on individual countries/regions. This worksheet will be used as a visual aid to help you understand the data necessary to determine the steps Nimble Storage needs to take in order to go global. Each time you populate this worksheet (which you will do three times throughout the course), you will work through the characteristics of different countries/regions. Although this is separate from your milestone composition, you must upload the worksheet for review and instructor feedback as part of your milestone submission.

Prompt: For this milestone, complete Parts 1 and 2 below:

o Part 1: PESTEL Activity Using the PESTEL Analysis Worksheet, populate the first two rows: United States and Brazil. Filling out these rows will help you visualize global values (such as each country’s cultural and political trends) and will assist you as you work toward completion of your final project.

o Part 2: Composition Write a 3- to 4-page paper that assesses Nimble Storage, using the PESTEL analysis and Hofstede’s four cultural dimensions as a guide. Business Practice Analysis: In this part of the assessment, you will analyze the current business practices of the organization for how they operate globally. Then you will illustrate the potential benefits and challenges to the organization regarding its adoption of a more geocentric focus.

Recommendations: In this part of the assessment, you will compile a series of recommendations for the leadership of the organization regarding how the organization can adopt a more geocentric focus with its business practices.

Specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed:

I. PESTEL Analysis Worksheet a. Populate the first two rows (United States and Brazil) of the worksheet as specified in the prompt. Use your readings and resources to help you assemble each row of the analysis.

II. Business Practice Analysis

a. Determine gaps within the organization’s current practices that are relevant to the human resources team of the organization from a geocentric perspective. What issues or problems are present regarding the organization’s accommodations for global employees?

b. Determine gaps in the technological tools and structure of the organization that should be considered when working within a global structure.

c. Analyze the mission statement of the organization against the needs of a global organization. Are the annual goals and objectives appropriate for a global company? Does the organization appropriately present itself as a global company?

III. Recommendations

a. Recommend strategies for accommodating current and future technological developments. How should the organization establish and maintain technology?

b. Recommend technological tools and improvements that could reduce global barriers between employees and other stakeholders. Be sure to justify your response.

c. Make revisions to the mission statement of the organization that will standardize organizational values across cultural lines. Be sure to justify your response.

Guidelines for Submission: Your paper must be submitted as a 3- to 4-page Microsoft Word document with double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, one-inch margins, and at least three sources cited in APA format. Separately, for your PESTEL Analysis Worksheet, you must complete the first two rows and submit the worksheet.

I have attached the Nimble’s Storage Case Study, the PESTEL Analysis Worksheet as well as an example, and the Guidelines and Rubric which must be followed.

Here are 2 websites that will be helpful:

http://pestleanalysis.com/what-is-pestle-analysis/

http://thebrazilbusiness.com/article/the-brazilian…

 
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