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Environmental changes: Economic, regulatory, political, and demographic changes create CSF’s for an organization.

The following as an example of generic CSF’s: having ‘common usage’ within technical environments it is difficult to identify its true history in the context of business, management and human resources.

One test for originality is the use of the TLA (Three Letter Acronym) of CSF.

These CSF’s may be important, but are usually short-lived.

Temporal factors are temporary or one-off CSF’s resulting from a specific event necessitating their inclusion.

This pages reproduced from Rapid Other sources of research: In this article Spencer asks the question: “What are the essential factors that produce success in my company?

” which for 1955 is getting close to the beginnings of CSFs – so for those interested in the early beginings worth a look.

back to top Identifying CSF’s is important as it allows firms to focus their efforts on building their capabilities to meet the CSF’s, or even allow firms to decide if they have the capability to build the requirements necessary to meet Critical Success Factors (CSF’s).

back to top The principle of identifying critical success factors as a basis for determining the information needs of managers was proposed by RH Daniel (1961 Harvard Business Review – HBR) as an interdisciplinary approach with a potential usefulness in the practice of evaluation within library and information units but popularized by F Rockart (1979 Harvard Business Review – HBR).

Rockart and Bullen presented five key sources of CSF’s: Industry: There are some CSF’s common to all companies operating within the same industry.

Different industries will have unique, industry-specific CSF’s An industry’s set of characteristics define its own CSF’s Different industries will thus have different CSF’s, for example research into the CSF’s for the Call centre, manufacturing, retail, business services, health care and education sectors showed each to be different after starting with a hypothesis of all sectors having their CSF’s as market orientation, learning orientation, entrepreneurial management style and organizational flexibility.

CSF’s are tailored to a firm’s or manager’s particular situation as different situations (e.g.