An environmental scan analyzes a company's external, industrial, and internal environments to assist in decision-making about the organization, such as determining if a market exists for a product or service. An environmental scan can help a company with decision-making by:
See the Environmental Analysis article from MindTools for more details.
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There is no such thing as an environmental scan report. Instead, you will gather information from multiple sources to create a report that applies to your company to make an evaluation. The three tools primarily used to help survey the external, industrial, and internal environments an organization operates in are: