Select an organization for which to create an external factor evaluation (EFE) matrix and an internal factor evaluation (IFE) matrix.

Select an organization for which to create an external factor evaluation (EFE) matrix and an internal factor evaluation (IFE) matrix. Ideally, the company you choose will be a familiar one and one to which you have easy access, such as your place of employment or a company close to where you live. You may use the same organization for other assessments in this course.

EFE Matrix and IFE Matrix

Complete the following:

  1. Using the EFE Matrix Template linked in the Resources under the Required Resources heading, record the external factors, weights, ratings, and total weighted scores for your chosen organization. Once you complete the table in the template, discuss the pros and cons and applications for use of this analytical tool. You may record the written portion of the assessment in the template document, or you may create a separate document.
  2. Using the IFE Matrix Template linked in the Resources under the Required Resources heading, record the internal factors, weights, ratings, and total weighted scores for your chosen organization. Once you complete your IFE matrix table, discuss the pros and cons and applications for use of this analytical tool for the organization. In addition, propose strategies that address the following. You may record the written portion of the assessment in the template, or you may create a separate document.
    • What do you think would allow the organization to capitalize on its strengths?
    • What do you think would allow the organization to improve upon its weaknesses?
    • What are potential issues for stakeholders in their functional areas?

Additional Requirements

  • Written communication: Written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.
  • APA formatting: If you use sources, ensure that resources and citations are formatted according to APA (6th edition) style and formatting.
  • Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.