Swot Analysis

SWOT ANALYSIS A SWOT analysis is a strategic balance sheet of an organization; that is the strengths of the organization, the weaknesses of the organization, the opportunities facing the organization, and the threats facing the organization. It is one of the cornerstone analytical tools to help an organization develop a preferred future. It is one of the timetested tools that have the capacity to enable an organization to understand itself, to respond effectively to changes in the environment. The purpose of the SWOT analysis is to provide information on strengths and weaknesses in relation to the opportunities and threats. The benefits of a SWOT analysis are that it provides learning and knowledge vital to the organization’s survival and prosperity. And other outcome of he SWOT analysis which is becoming extremely important, is an understanding of company’s boundaries and the development of boundary spanning skills and insight to help navigate the changing environment. SWOT Enhanced with Human Resource Planning Process: Every company needs to able to forecast and plan for its future people requirements. Human Resource Planning Process involves forecasting the numbers of people which will needed by the organization during a given period and then working out the best way of obtain gig them when they are needed. Human Resource Planning Process helps managers decide what strategies will have to be developed to help maintain a supply of skilled workers who will best contribute to meet the future needs of the organization. Human resource planning (HRP) process is an essential component of the human resource management approach. The HRP process involves anticipating and making provision for the movement of people into, within, and out of organization. It consists of reviewing current human resources, forecasting future requirements and availability, and taking steps to ensure that the supply of people and skills meet demand. Human Resource planning is...

A SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) analysis is a tool for auditing an organization and its environment. It is the first stage of planning and helps the organization to focus on key issues. Below is an abbreviation of the S.W.O.T. analysis the hospital carried out.

Our hospital is well known for its provision of quality medical care. During the year the hospital has strived to attract more members of staff especially nursing staff. The nursing staffing levels have indeed been better this year than in recent years. The coming of a young Medical Doctor (Dr. Dumisani G. Kamwana) will further strengthen the clinical department of the hospital.

A high nurse turnover has continued to affect nursing services at the institution. Due to inadequate funds some planned activities especially in the Primary Health Care department have not been undertaken. Although we have continued to receive support from our partners for which we are very thankful, we are conscious that we have not made any real progress in becoming less donor dependent. The hospital has been discussing possibilities of embarking on income generating activities, however, the poor prevailing economic situation makes such ventures risky.

The hospital continues to excel in its various endeavors because of committed staff and a supportive working environment. These factors offer opportunities for expansion of hospital services especially in Primary Health Care department. The hospital with financial, material and human resources available would go a long way in strengthening community-based interventions.

Financial position of the hospital has not been well during the year. Although the government pays salaries through the Christian Health Association of Malawi, they do not pay many of the benefits or pay for several cadre of staff. Additionally while staff are committed to working in an indigenous Christian institution, the rising costs of food and

school fees combined with more lucrative offers from external nonprofit organizations for highly skilled staff, often requires the hospital to pay top-ups to retain staff. The hospital therefore struggles to meet the salary requirements. There is a real need for the hospital to explore other means of sustaining the running of their institutions through income generating activities and other donors especially for community based activities

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