Most managers in organizations develop strategic plans without realizing the importance of internal and external assessments and their implications on the four functions of management. Assume you are hired as a new manager and you want to improve your company by helping upper management develop a better understanding of these issues. Using the Argosy University online library resources and the Internet, research internal and external assessments. Then respond to the following: Explain the four functions of management and the purpose of internal and external assessments. How would you convince upper management about the importance of internal and external assessments? How would you demonstrate the critical relationships that exist between assessments and the four functions of management implemented in most organizations? After your initial post, respond to the following: List and examine the key factors you think affect the four functions of management. What do the four functions of management have in common? How do managers at different levels apply the four functions of management? How do the four functions of management affect organizational success? Write your initial response in 200 to 300 words. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. By Saturday, October 3, 2015, post your response to the appropriate Discussion Area. Through Wednesday, October 7, 2015, review and comment on at least two peers’ responses. Consider the following in your response: Provide a statement of clarification or a point of view with rationale. Challenge a point of discussion or draw a relationship between one or more points of the discussion.