Tag: Business Organisation

Business structure

Every organisation made up of more than one person will need some form of organisational structure. An organisational chart shows the way in which the chain of command works within the organisation. The...

Reinventing the organisation – Heinz Europe

The business writer, Charles Handy, illustrates the need for organisations to reinvent themselves by the sigmoid curve - effectively an ‘S’ shape on its side. An organisation which appears to be successful...

Working with bottling franchisees around the world

The Coca-Cola Company is the world's largest beverage company and is the leading producer and marketer of soft drinks. Today, Coca-Cola is consumed throughout the world at the rate of more than...

Functional areas within the business

Organisations are structured in radically different ways ranging from relatively fixed structures with positions, rules, and established chains of communication to dynamic structures in which people belong to teams that are continually...

Organisational structures

Organisations have a formal structure which is the way that the organisation is organised by those with responsibility for managing the organisation. They create the formal structures that enable the organisation to...

Organisational functions

The functions of a business are the key specialisms that it is divided up into such as marketing, accounts, production, etc. In the past many businesses were divided up on functional lines...

Business activity

Business activities are those which are concerned with seeking to meet the needs of customers by providing a product or service that they require. There are various stages in the production of...

The structure of business

In the UK and most other countries business is structured in such a way that most activity takes place within the private sector with decisions being made by the market. Private sector...

Internal organisation

The internal organisation of a business is the way in which it is structured to carry out its various activities. A lot of attention needs to be given to structure. The structure...

Decentralisation within a book retailer

Introduction The largest specialist book retailer in the UK and Ireland is Waterstone’s. It has more than 200 branches and employs approximately 4,200 people. Organisations are as individual as nations and societies. Their...

Creating an effective organisational structure at Coca-Cola

The Coca-Cola Company is truly global, and its main product is recognised and consumed worldwide. The Company organises and structures itself in a way that reflects that fact. At the same time,...

Control of business activity

Control of business activity takes place at two levels - control from within the organisation and external control. Internal control Internal control involves the creation of management systems to control business activity. For example,...

The formal and informal organisation structure

Organisations have a formal structure which is the way that the organisation is organised by those with responsibility for managing the organisation. They create the formal structures that enable the organisation to...

Facilities

An important aspect of production management and control is the management of facilities. Facilities management typically involves the following: Buildings and site maintenance Making sure that the buildings are appropriate for the type of...

Controlling operations

Operating activities (or operations) are the ongoing activities that a business is involved in - e.g. processing a customers order in an Argos store, producing a biro or razor in a BIC...
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