University of Phoenix
January 06, 2015
An environmental scan is a tool used to gather data on internal and external factors in a company. The two companies are Nielsen’s Fire Protection Inc. and Womack and Associates fire. Womack and Associates is a micro-business and Nielsen’s Fire Protection is a small business.
When taking a look at the internal factors Womack has very little to deal with, the chain of command or structure of the company is one individual, the owner. Staff meetings are very quick to say the least. The culture of the company comparatively is nonexistent, sure the owner and operator has values and beliefs that apply to the company but it is all individual. The resources the company has are at his fingertips as they are all his and he is in complete control, there is no need to pull personnel or re-evaluate equipment allocation when he is the only individual using them. Unlike Womack, Nielsen’s Fire has a number of employees. The chain of command is structured from the President and VP to operations, special projects, billing and technicians. The resources at the companies disposal are vast in comparison but so are the issue of allocation that come with them such as checking out pipe machines and assigning them to job sites. There are numerous personnel trained to handle specific fields such as testing and repair, fire pumps, fire alarm & electrical, installation, underground work and specialty systems. The culture of Nielsen’s Fire is one of honesty, the company expects to receive an honest days pay for an honest days work and looks to take care of its employees. This is echoed by the company’s personnel and is reflected in their work ethic and by customer satisfaction.
Both companies, being in the same industry have to be aware of the ever-changing threats and...