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Organizational Strategy and Innovation

In this assignment you’ll be developing the second section of the Camp Bow Wow Dog Park Summary Report that is based around the concepts of organizational strategy, innovation, and managing change.

Now that you have mapped out how you are planning, organizing, leading, and controlling your task force formation, the next step of the report is to convey how innovation, change, and organizational strategy will help create a competitive advantage with the development of the Camp Bow Wow Dog Park.

The first step of section II is to complete a hypothetical SWOT analysis by categorizing what you perceive to be the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of moving forward with a Camp Bow Wow Dog Park. Complete the following SWOT Matrix by categorizing the following factors in the appropriate row below:

 Canine Epidemic, Large Market of Dog Owners, PETA Concerns, City Regulations, Liability (Dog Bites), Profit Margins, Complimentary Service, Maintenance Upkeep, Site Ownership, Customer Retention, Market Awareness, Zoning, Environmental Regulations, Marketing Costs, Weather/Seasonal Concerns, Existing Customer Base, New Revenue Source, Staff Training, Experience in Dog Park Business, No Existing Dog Parks in Market, Staffing Expenses, Innovative in Dog Boarding Model, Park Construction Cost, Unique Service.

Then create a grid chart with the four following labels at the top:

 Strengths, weaknesses,  opportunities, and threats. Then each one of the factors above will go into one of the categories above.

 Based on what you have categorized in your SWOT analysis, the second step is to write a summary conveying how innovation and change will create a competitive advantage with the development of the Camp Bow Wow Dog Park. Be sure to include how a Camp Bow Wow Dog Park can or will support the position strategies of cost leadership, differentiation, and focus strategy (see text Positioning Strategies section 5-4b). You are preparing this summary to be presented at your first task force meeting that will guide the team of its goal and what potential impact to the Camp Bow Wow operation. (300 words) 

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