HealthPartners Organization’s Strategic Direction Changes

The points proposed to be discussed in the presentation address the idea of unity because all the sections relate to the thesis. It is important to discuss the necessity of the merger for HealthPartners, the situation of the strategic shift, and the impact observed as a result of the merger in order to support the idea provided in the thesis.

The requirement of coherence is followed with the focus on the fact that all important points are presented in a clear sequence. First, it is necessary to introduce the organization and its background before the strategic shift. Then, it is necessary to evaluate the necessity for the shift in terms of internal and external analyses. The next step is the discussion of a type of strategic shift. Focusing on the aspects of mergers in business, it is possible to move to discussing the influence of the merger on HealthPartners. The detailed discussion of different changes and impacts is necessary to conclude on the effectiveness of the strategic shift.

Potential Obstacles and Challenges

The process of outlining the main ideas to provide them in the presentation can be challenging because it is necessary to cover all the important topics and ideas within a limited frame. Thus, the main obstacle is in determining points that can be discussed as secondary and non-relevant for discussing in the presentation. Evaluation of the data is also a challenge to provide the support for main points in the analysis.

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