The planning and implentation of organizational procedures for the collection, organizing, storing, analysis and dissemination of information about the external environment is crucial for the success of an environmental scanning process in an organization. There are many aspects to be considered, such as the identification of information needs, the relationship between the scanning and strategic planning processes, the integration of information units already existing in the organization, team development, among others. The current unit will discuss some of these issues and explore alternatives for the continuing success of an environmental scanning system.
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