In Personal Trainer, we are committed to providing a wide variety of sporting services, ranging from fitness and training programs to stores and food facilities. We aim at delivering the ultimate experience to our members in which all their fitness needs will be satisfied. We provide our employee’s career opportunities, working in a friendly team and professional growth opportunities. Personal Trainer aims at advancing a healthy lifestyle in the community, targeting different age groups through services and programs that correspond to their needs. Our long-term vision is to provide the ultimate and integrated fitness experience in every major city on the North American Continent.
In order to receive more information, Susan and grey might want to learn all the typical businesses processes performed in the company. In this case, such information can be obtained from the top managers of each division in the company, sales, operations, and financials. Cassia Umi, the president of the company, might provide information on the strategic direction of the company. In that regard, the president of the company might provide the main strategic direction of the company, including those processes which the company only intends to implement. An example can be seen through the online access of the company, a feature that was not available yet. Other techniques for gathering information might include visiting employees using the old accounting system in their workplace, and designing surveys for employees to identify their requests and views.
There are many factors that might affect the information system of the company. Such factors can be categorized based on their nature, external and internal. The external factors of the company might include the government, the customers, and the suppliers as important factors. Considering that the supercenter might be the first step of a series of other international facilities, government regulations, for example, tax reporting requirements, might be different in each country. Accordingly, the investment made into the information system should consider any future options in terms of such regulations. The same can be said about customers, where the analysis of their needs, applicable for a particular country and a period of time, might not be used in other conditions, and thus, such factors should be considered in advance.
For suppliers, it can be stated that Personal Trainer will manage its supply chain will largely depend on the established relationships with suppliers. Enabling a feature, which might not be compatible with that of suppliers, might hinder data exchange, and vice versa. Thus, all those factors should be considered when developing the system. The internal factors are no less influential, although it might be assumed that researching them is easier due to data availability within the company. The factors that can be outlined can be represented through existing data, directives for top management, and the strategic direction of the company. Those factors will lay out the basis of the system, and accordingly will lay out its main functionality.
The list of recommendations can be summarized through the following:
- Acknowledging what is expected from you – such a factor is related to analyzing the audience, and thus, determines the way the presentation will unfold, i.e. what information can be omitted, what information should be emphasized, and others.
- Predict questions –such predictions should come in the form of information in the presentation as well as information prepared to be answered afterward.
- Be prepared with alternative solutions.
- Oral communication focuses on avoiding any specialized terminology and explaining any terms that might be unknown to the audience.