External/Internal Factors Paper
August 1, 2011
External/Internal Factors Paper
American Red Cross was founded in Washington D.C. on May 21st, 1881 by Clara Barton. She first hears of a similar organization following the Civil War in Europe.
An organization based on volunteer work that provides emergency assistance and disaster relief. The ARC cover five area of assistance, these are: military family assistance, blood support, safety and health education, community service and international relief and development. The Emergency disaster relief helps fire, hurricane, flood and earthquake victims re-establish their lives by providing, housing, ...view middle of the document...
Next, organization, in order to organize properly for the global market that they are going to be operating in they will need to know the demographic of that area as well as the geographical area of that part of the world. Third is leading. When the Red Cross goes into an area of the world they will need to set up leadership in that part of the world so that they can insure that their plans and goals are carried out throughout the world. More than likely they will need someone that is familiar with that area so that they can understand the people that they are trying to help. Last would be controlling. Again knowing the demographic as well as the geographical area that you are going to be operating in will help them to control their volunteers better as well as knowing the possible obstacles that they may encounter in each and every part of the world that they heading in to help.
Globalization for the Red Cross is a large factor when considering the four functions of management. I am sure that they use each and every one of the four functions to great extent before they head into an area to help.
For many years the American Red Cross has been the United States foremost emergency response organization. The American Red Cross distinguishes itself by aiding victims of devastating natural disasters, such as floods, hurricanes, tsunamis, and earthquakes. This corporation has over 34,000 employees, over a million volunteers, who are estimated to help with over 70,000 disasters yearly. Over 700 locally supported chapters, more than 15 million people gain the skills needed to prepare to respond to emergencies throughout the world, but much of this can’t be achieved without management and technology (International Directory of Company Histories, 2001).
Technology has an enormous effect on the four functions of management, planning, leading, organizing, and controlling. The Red Cross is an organization, which plans to help victims in disaster situations. The planning stage is supplying emergency response to natural disaster areas through an assessment process. Management along with technology has devised a new program that allows ARC to streamline its process from paper, which had its limitations, to newer technological avenues (Bateman, Snell, 2009).
The new technology is an electronic system that allows for more rapid, accurate, precise data collection, and less response time. Organizing with technology allows the Red Cross to collaborate with its chapters through modern devises such as, Blackberries, computers, I-Phones, and texting, this technology has made organizing and delegating tasks simpler and more efficient. For ARC, this also cuts down on response time, which saves lives. Accordingly, technology permits better leading through management. Leading has evolved through technology and has created new ways to solve problems.
New technology has made the functions of business and leading innovative, and has given managers...