How roles and functions contribute to organisational performance

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Introduction A Nottingham County Surveyor, Edgar Purnell Hooley, discovered tarmac by accident in the early 20th century. He found a barrel of tar had spilled onto the road at a local ironworks. This had mixed with waste slag from the furnaces. The result was a dust-free, strong surface. Hooley created and patented the product that could take the weight of the new automobile. In 1903 the Tarmacadam syndicate was formed, its name taken from the developer of the road construction system, John MacAdam. The Tarmac Group is now a large and complex company and is organised into three businesses: Tarmac Quarry Materials ready mixed concrete, asphalt, aggregates, lime, cement and contracting servicesTarmac Building Products mortar, screed, masonry, packed and precast productsInternational. To manage its business Tarmac has a clear strategic framework and one important element of this is having the right people with the right skills in the business. It is Tarmac’s core belief that its people make the difference and enable the business to be the leader in its chosen markets. It aims to have motivated people all working together as one team across its business units and functions in support of its vision to ‘achieve the exceptional’. To…

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