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  1. Provides both a qualitative and quantitative strategic framework that allows organizations to analyze their internal capabilities and external competitive environment to develop a unique work arrangement model that achieves competitive advantage.
  2. Provides a framework to analyze the interaction between work arrangements and the legal environment by assessing the overall significance legal factors have on various work arrangement models.
  3. Streamlines findings that can be used to align an organization's values, opportunities, and capabilities to achieve competitive advantage through their work arrangement model.


Today, valuable competitive position can be derived from having a unique work arrangement that speaks to the specific values, opportunities, and capabilities of the organization. No two organizations are alike - so why should their work arrangement be the same? Should an organization have an office only work arrangement, or would a hybrid model be better suited for the organization because it better aligns with their valuable competitive position.

The ACAWA Strategic Framework analyzes an organization's internal capabilities and the external competitive environment in order to develop a unique work arrangements that create opportunities to
achieve competitive advantage. It was was created to help decision-makers assess the best work arrangement model for their organization that establishes their valuable competitive position to achieve a competitive advantage. The ACAWA Strategic Framework uses a both SWOT Analysis and Weighted SWOT Analysis to determine the impact relevant legal factors have on various work arrangements to assess which work arrangements help the organization achieve its competitive advantage.

Why factor the law? Because the laws that regulate labor, employment, privacy, data and IP are factors within themselves that can be used to assess the strength, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of a work arrangement model for the organization. In addition to the organizations values, opportunities, and capabilities, the legal context in which the organization operates creates opportunities for achieving and maintaining the organization's valuable competitive position.

The ACAWA Strategic Framework allows organization to bridge the gap between law and business strategy so that they can balance the needs and interests of both employers and employers for the overarching purpose of achieving competitive advantage through work arrangement.

The ACAWA Strategic Framework consists of two analyses:

1) A qualitative SWOT Analysis, which identifies the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of the impact relevant legal factors have on various work arrangements; and

2) A quantitative, weighted SWOT Analysis, which identifies the most significant strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats identified in the SWOT Analysis in order to prioritize those findings and develop a work arrangement that aligns with the organization's valuable competitive position to establish or maintain their competitive advantage.

To perform the Qualitative SWOT Analyses, use the Strategic Frameworks on pages 11-17 in the PDF document.

To perform the Quantitative Weighted SWOT Analyses, use the "ACAWA Strategic Framework - Excel Workbook" that accompanies the document.

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