Gap Analysis

The importance of technology in an organization and its understanding by the human workforce cannot be underestimated. As opined in a Harvard Business Review article by Kantrow (1980) managers need technology to help them make decisions that are conversant with the organization’s strategic objective. Below is the gap analysis of the lessons learned in this course. The focus will be on areas I have performed well and those that I need improvement to be competent enough with technology. 

On the technological areas that I need improvement, some are in dire need while others need a marginal change. For instance, the identification of numerical or mathematical information that is relevant in the solving of a problem is critically important but poses a slight challenge to me. On the other hand, one of the areas I have found challenging is the application of logical processes to formulate ideas from analysis of facts and other considerations. On this, as advised by Jonassen (2010), there is a need for sufficient training. Besides these two areas, slight refining of my skills is needed when it comes to external environmental identification and its implications to the organization. Identification of strategic implications of technology in the domestic and international markets of the organization’s industry as a skill to me requires further processing. Analysis of marketing information and implementing a new initiative as also poses a slight challenge to me. 

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This gap analysis helped me identify the areas where I have proficiency and confidence. Some of these areas include helping others come to embrace the organizational objectives, analyzing internal strengths and weaknesses to gain strategic value, and recommending strategies to the organization for growth and competitive advantage. Other strengths include the ability to develop forecasts to support strategic decisions and recommending strategic plans for the use of technology in pursuit of objectives. 

From this gap analysis, it is clear to me that I have a few important areas to focus on to better myself in the planning, application, and evaluation of outcomes related to technology.

References

Jonassen, D. H. (2010). Learning to solve problems: A handbook for designing problem-solving learning environments. Routledge. Kantrow, A. M. (1980). Strategy-technology connection. [Use in decision making]. Harvard Bus. Rev.;(United States), 58(4). Retrieved https://hbr.org/1980/07/the-strategy-technology-connection

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