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PEST Analysis - Problem-Solving Training from MindTools

PEST Analysis - Problem-Solving Training from MindTools
Identifying "Big Picture" Opportunities and Threats (Also Known as PESTLE, PESTEL, PESTLIED, STEEPLE, SLEPT and LONGPESTLE) Learn how to use PEST Analysis to identify the threats and opportunities in your business environment. Changes in your business environment can create great opportunities for your organization – and cause significant threats. For example, opportunities can come from new technologies that help you reach new customers, from new funding streams that allow you to invest in better equipment, and from changed government policies that open up new markets. Threats can include deregulation that exposes you to intensified competition; a shrinking market; or increases to interest rates, which can cause problems if your company is burdened by debt. PEST Analysis is a simple and widely used tool that helps you analyze the Political, Economic, Socio-Cultural, and Technological changes in your business environment. About the Tool PEST Analysis is useful for four main reasons: Note: Tip:

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PEST Analysis Video - Strategy Skills from MindTools Understand your environment, with James Manktelow & Amy Carlson. James Manktelow: Hello. I'm James Manktelow, CEO of, home to hundreds of free career-boosting tools and resources. Amy Carlson: And I'm Amy Carlson from Mind Tools.

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PEST Analysis: Summary, Forum and Expert Tips What is PEST analysis? Description The PEST analysis is a framework that strategy consultants use to scan the external macro-environment in which a firm operates. PEST is an acronym for the following factors: Political Economic Social Technological PEST factors play an important role in the value creation opportunities of a strategy. Top 10 challenges facing physicians in 2014 Every challenge is an opportunity. And while this list of 10 challenges facing physicians seems daunting and nearly insurmountable for smaller office-based practices, many believe there is tremendous upside for primary care physicians in leading healthcare delivery in the United States in 2014 and beyond. The result could mean more autonomy; it could mean better quality of life for you and your patients, and hopefully result in less interference with the doctor-patient relationship. But it’s going to take work, management experts say. Physicians will need to reinvent their operations to create efficiencies and thoroughly evaluate the revenue cycle to maximize cash flow.

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