external environment

  

Definition

Conditions, entities, events, and factors surrounding an organization that influence its activities and choices, and determine its opportunities and risks. Also called operating environment.

Opposite of internal environment.


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  • I needed time to get in touch with my external environment because I did not want to walk around like a chicken with my head cut off.

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  • The company could no longer use a the same legal firm, whose prices were continually rising, due to external environment.

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  • You need to understand what effect the external environment will have on your product so that you can find ways to adapt.

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