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SWOT is an acronym for “strengths,” “weaknesses,” “opportunities” and “threats,” key elements in strategic planning. A SWOT analysis looks at these areas of an organization, team, department or other business structure to make decisions about business development and continuous improvement activities. SWOT is a comparative analysis model for evaluation. It is usually a model used for evaluation of projects, schools, or any organization for excellence. It is also used in Research Analysis in Benchmarking projects.
SWOT model includes the following items and subitems:
Strength Items include:
- Reputation established in the organization, school, university, Business, Projects, factory, etc.,
- Ideas of improvement and achievement are innovative
- Outreach to members also uses innovative methods
Weakness Items include:
- Assessment process stagnant reluctance of faculty, staff or members to share established relationships with each other;
- Failure of Marketing strategies
- Paper manuals outdated daily
Opportunities Items include:
- Investigation of new technologies
- New employers affect underserved majors
- Employer donations/grants for new revenue streams
- Combine fairs = decreased expenses
Thread Items include:
- Staff resistance
- Career counselors as liaisons to employers and managers
- Budget for new employer project development
- Lack of staff time for site visits
- Combine fairs –no facility large enough with current numbers
- Low in-service staff training
? What Do WE Learned from applying SWOT Analysis
– SWOT analysis is a very efficient tool commonly developed for benchmarking, a tracking system to gauge improvement in mission-critical areas identified with the SWOT analysis.
– SWOT analysis creates a snapshot of the reality of the situation being examined.
– The simple act of listing strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats documents what is really going on and creates a realistic bigger picture.
– SWOT analysis can also be applied to personal planning in almost any area, such as finances, a career or education.
– Finally, SWOT analysis reveals areas in need of measures, controls and well-managed processes to drive improvements toward excellence. – AAE
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Hasan Yahya is an Arab-Palestinian-American theorist, sociologist, philosopher, writer and historian. He’s a former professor of Comparative Sociology and Educational Administration at Michigan State University, Lansing Community and Jackson Community Colleges. He is the Board Editing member at International Humanities Studies (IHS) Journal (Jerusalem-Spain) and several other USA, journals. Dr. Yahya is the originator of Arab American Encyclopedia and Ihyaa al Turath al Arabi fil Mahjar-USA. His (260 plus) publication may be observed on Amazon and Kindle. To reach the writer: Email: email@example.com
Dr. Yahya Credentials: Ph.D in Comparative Socioloy 1991, Michigan State University. Ph.D in Educational Administration, Michigan State Univ.(1988). M.A Psychology of Schools Conflict Management, Michigan State Univ. 1983. Diploma M.A, Oriental Studies, St. Joseph Univ. Beirut, Lebanon. (1982) B.A Modern and Classical Arab Literature, (1976). Life Achievements: Publishing 260 plus Books and 1000 plus articles
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