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Technology factors have impacted Tesla by the increasing popularity of online mobile systems. The high rate of technological change is both an opportunity and threat for the company.

Cultural factors impacted Tesla by making their products effective and relevant to customers’ needs and preferences. Tesla focuses on  transforming the auto industry, encourages workers to come up with new ideas & solutions that meet global demands.

Natural factors impacted Tesla because of concerns on climate change, and the rising standards of waste disposal.

Zachary can recommend in his report the SWOT Analysis such as the company must continue to invest in research& development to produce technologically advanced products that are competitive. Also the internal strategic factor which limits business growth overseas.


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· Leigh, D., & Pershing, A. J. (2006). SWOT analysis. The Handbook of Human Performance Technology, 1089-1108

· Koren, Y., Gu, X., & Freiheit, T. (2016). The impact of corporate culture on manufacturing system design. CIRP Annals – Manufacturing Technology65(1), 413-416.

· Guiso, L., Sapienza, P., & Zingales, L. (2015). The value of corporate culture. Journal of Financial Economics117(1), 60-76.

· Huhtala, M., Tolvanen, A., Mauno, S., & Feldt, T. (2015). The associations between ethical organizational culture, burnout, and engagement: A multilevel study. Journal of Business and Psychology30(2), 399-414



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“The following technological external factors are significant in Tesla, Inc.’s automotive business: High rate of technological change ( opportunity & threat), increasing automation in business ( opportunity), and increasing popularity of online mobile systems (opportunity).” In 2020, Tesla customers helped accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy by avoiding 5.0 million metric tons of CO2e emissions.” Tesla sales will grow by more than 50% in 2022 compared with last year despite supply chain problems, chief executive Elon Musk has said. The electric carmaker reported a record $5.5 bn profit last year. Sales at the firm rocketed 71% to $53.8 bn in 2021, as it delivered more than 936,000 customers.”

“The company’s strategy is based on technology and product, product line, vehicle design, engineering, development strategy, manufacturing, and distribution. These strategy elements aim the research and develop vehicle models that see at a low cost to increase their market share.”



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Technology Innovations are pushing Tesla forward. One way technology has helped Tesla is their usage of manufactures improvement using large scale die casting. What I mean by that is, for over 50 years an assembly line of workers manufactured and assembled to form the vehicle’s frame. Tesla has changed that, they are using some of the largest die casting machines ever built, and these machines are already at work in Tesla’s production facility. The goal of the machine is to produce a large portion of the car frame in one single piece rather than using various parts. This will reduce build time and manufacturing cost. Tesla’s self driving technology is ahead of the competition. Tesla is known to be the best at producing cars, but they are a technology company with a portfolio ranging from building cars to building rockets.

The natural resources that electric cars use and are capable of being powered solely by electricity, which is produced in the United States from natural gas, coal, nuclear energy, wind energy, hydropower, and solar energy.

Tesla focus on Innovations and rely on teamwork and collaboration to help achieve this goal. They are centering to build a culture that is safe, respectful, fair, and inclusive for all of their employees.

Zachary can recommend Tesla to take a proactive approach to focusing on having the right safety equipment and continuesly to ensuring every one is thinking about the hazards that can pop up anyday.


Tesla has been one of the biggest and famous company since they started with their vehicles. Tesla not only is all-electric vehicles, but they are also highly spread-out clean energy generation and storage products. Tesla has introduced many battery advancements and charging capabilities over the years. One of the technological facto that impacts Tesla is that Technology is fast disrupting various all over the world. Many industries have been transforming really fast. Prompt technological change is a key factor that can affect Tesla positively and negatively as well. Technology gives tesla both opportunities and threats. In the natural case we see that Tesla vehicles depend on electricity and less fuel which are environment friendly. Also, I know when tax season comes around that’s one of the questions they ask if you purchased an echo friendly vehicle which can give the buyer a chance of getting a specific tax credit for using an electric car.


What can successfully help Zachary  run a business is the opportunities that allow a company to improve its performance, they should create sustainable development, and strategic growth, among other important factors. Tesla has several opportunities and capabilities that will help to further increase its influence in the future. As mentioned not only they have self-driving vehicles they also provide clean energy since they are electrical and don’t require gas.  This can improve its financial standing and competitiveness in the global automotive and energy markets. The company should take advantage of these opportunities, they must be more firmly established in countries and regions where there is less market presence.



Macro environment of Tesla – Marketing House

Tesla, Inc. PESTEL / PEST & Environment Analysis[Strategy] (



Combining Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication

Unit 3 Discussion: Combining Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication

· Respond to at least two classmates’ posts.



This video demonstrated verbal communication when they shared words before and after the hugs. Although the music hides what they are saying, I am sure the words exchanged came from feeling thankful, happy, surprised, and loved. However, the words in the song played throughout the video were very touching as they said, “I will take you for who you are… I do not mind where you come from, as long as you come to me” (Sick Puppies, 2006). These lyrics verbally communicated this man’s acceptance of diversity and happiness. The nonverbal communication demonstrated in this video is also great. The man used his facial expressions, a sign, and hand gestures to welcome people who might have hesitated and, of course, his hugs! The pedestrians passing also used nonverbal communication by walking by him, smiling, and reaching out their arms to him. When everyone started to sign the petition, this was an important nonverbal communication to the man who started it that his act of kindness touched the public. This video made me tear up quite a bit, and after reading the article, even more. I understand this man better and his decision to make that sign, stand there with confidence, and continue to push for this even when getting banned. As the article mentioned, “Everyone has problems and for sure mine haven’t compared. But to see someone who was once frowning, smile even for a moment, is worth it every time” (Free Hugs Campaign, 2006). This quote sums up the reason behind his actions.

I have often poorly communicated with others and have to explain myself and repeat myself. I had verbally communicated poorly in the hospital and told the nurses that I felt fine and did not need anything for my pain. This was when I was in labor and I was by myself due to Covid-19. I felt embarrassed, alone, and trying to be stronger than I needed to be in those moments. These feelings resulted in me poorly communicating my needs to the nurses, and in the end, I suffered for it. My social anxiety withered my self-reflection and did not allow me to think about the future or how my decisions would affect me at that moment. As Julia Wood (2017)  stated in chapter 5, ” We can control what we do in the present by imagining how we might later feel about our actions” (p. 99). Eventually, I became comfortable with one of the nurses, and we laughed about my lies and courage to sit there in excruciating pain by myself. When it comes to nonverbal communication, I communicated poorly when I had terrible social anxiety and was in a crowded store waiting in line. I non verbally communicated to other customers that I was not in line and allowed them to proceed before me because of my smile, hand gestures, head nodding, posture, and location I was standing in. This is something that I struggled with in my teen years, and I am happy to say that I no longer have social anxiety and I prefer to be in public than sitting at home. During my instacart orders, where I am in public the most, I exchange a ton of smiles, engage in small talk, and have met some extremely nice and giving people.




Free Hugs Campaign. (2006) How it all started. Retrieved May 18, 2022, from  FREE HUGS CAMPAIGN

Wood, J. T. (2017). eBook: Communication in Our Lives (8th Edition). Cengage Learning US.




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This video is so sweet, I was inspired to go out and hold up a sign, myself. The sign was one nonverbal message that I liked, because it was a passive visual communication, but also the sign itself was a signal for someone to open up channels of connection. The prototypical stranger is apathetic, or not innately friendly, let alone comfortable with physical touch. I loved seeing his gentle facial expressions, soft and slower movements, and hugging as a nonverbal communication of safety and fondness, or showing affection physically.


My interpretation of his character being empathetic and kind was deepened by reading the article afterward. He intentionally chose to find goodness, even when it felt like he was completely isolated, and that’s how I try to live my life, as well.


I’ve communicated poorly in the past. I fight with my partner sometimes, when I’m insecure and feel abandoned, and I keep having this recurring argument where instead of asking for my needs to be met, I will lash out and tell my partner that they aren’t responding to my words when I try to connect. I tell them how they can be better, but I don’t explain how it hurts me because I’m insecure. One time, I get angry about the dishes not being done, and  I loudly and passive-aggressively did the dishes instead of talking to them. I would stiffen up, my facial expressions become irritable looking, and my tone is less emotional, because I act defensively. These conversations never go well, because my expressions don’t give them the room to connect with me, and give me what I’m looking for, since I show signs of apathy, anger, or bitterness instead of expressing what’s in my heart; fear of being abandoned. What I can do better is to open my arms, instead of crossing them, to show how I am vulnerable and open to their feelings and thoughts. I can slow my voice, and make it softer, to express empathy and display safety. I can also express verbally, using I-statements, how it makes me feel, instead of blaming and using accusatory language and you-statements.

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