Waste Management Inc.

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Waste Management, Inc. has grown to be the single largest waste handling company in the world. Data has shown that each person accumulates 4.5 pounds worth of trash each day (p35). Over time, Waste Management has seen a gradual environmental change in their customers. Corporations and households are greatly reducing the waste that they accrue. The main question Waste Management must ask themselves is this: How can our company combat the changes that our industry is currently going through? Waste Management must thoroughly examine their internal and external environmental analysis, along with a detailed SWOT analysis.

Waste Management’s internal culture must have a clear vision for what the company stands for. Does the company want to focus on recycling? Landfill dumps? Zero waste? A combination? What ever it may be, Waste Management’s upper management must be able to adapt to their internal environment to make these tough decisions. One option, as the case described, send upper and middle level managers to a program that teaches the fundamentals in business. The upper management must realize that without the company employees, and clear communication, Waste Management is inadequate. Have an open discussion with all employees to determine what can be improved on within the company culture.

Waste Management’s external environmental analysis shows a trend with customers wanting to recycle, sort at landfills, and ultimately, wanting zero waste. Waste Management is known for their mass land fills, so if they want to compete with companies like Subaru, which has a zero landfill plant, they need to think outside the box scan the environment. So how can Waste Management compete with the other competition? Easy. Listen to the customers. If the company notices an increase in household or company recycling, it is in the best interest for both parties that the company…...

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