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I will compare and contrast organisational structure and functional areas in BP and Xercise4Less.

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Transfer-Encoding: chunked ´╗┐Over the summer I completed a six week internship at BP and also had the opportunity to look at a smaller business Xercise4Less. I am now going to write a report where I will compare and contrast organisational structure and functional areas in BP and Xercise4Less. There are many differences in organisational structure between BP and Xercise4Less. Xercise4less are a small UK private company with a flat hierarchy with a few people in each department. Compared to BP who are a worldwide public limited company with a tall hierarchy including a board of directors and directors for each department; something Xercise4less wouldn?t have. Xericise4less started in Leeds and after their success have opened 20 gyms around the UK and plan to open many more in the near future. They have a board of directors and departments within the gyms with a small number employees due to their small scale. In comparison, BP operate in over 80 countries with approximately 17,200 retail stores with over 84,500 employees amongst departments around the world which is significantly larger than Xercise4less. Despite being very different in size both companies have supportive roles which are similar although have a difference in employees. In BP they have certain support roles including, Reception, Post, Administrator, Finance, IT, Security, Marketing, Personal Assistant, Maintenance/cleaners, Customer Service, Human resources. ...read more.

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For instance, if an employee needs a new headset in order to have Lync calls, they can order one and the post service will deliver it right to their desk. The admin team at BP are mainly involved with booking meeting rooms for members of their team. They may also contact other departments like security if a team member needs there help. They will also send emails, receive calls and order items like stationary. Finance at BP are involved with money and future plans. They will prepare accounts like invoices, management accounts, and financial accounts for shareholders. They will also prepare wages and salaries for the employees and obtain capital and resources such as money for expansion or to pay for resources such as equipment and materials. IT at BP are involved with anything to do with technology. They will buy and install new hardware and software, update systems and provide online support for all employees if they face issues; they will give advice on how to fix the issue or may fix it themselves by doing computer repairs. At BP Security are involved with ensuring all staffs safety. They will monitor CTV cameras, monitoring lobbies of buildings. They may assist employees with passes to get into buildings or keys for locked draws. Personal assistants within BP will assist a senior member of the team. ...read more.

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Similar to BP, Xercise4less have a finance department known as Purchase Lodger Clerk. They process invoices and will assist the wider finance team at the head offices in the day to day running of the department. BP?s finance team will be much bigger and will deal with much larger enquires than finance at Xercise4less. Xercise4less have HR like BP. HR are the personnel of xercise4less. They are involved of all there staff making sure that all staff have sufficient training, reward and recognition and make sure the company has implementation of their polices. HR at both companies are very similar but BP will have more employees. Customer services at Xercise4less give assistance and advice provided by a company to those people who buy or use its products or services. It will be similar at BP however the products they will be enquiring about will be different. Lastly, something that Xercise4less have that BP don?t is a Social Media Evening Assistant. They will be accountable for leading social media accounts including Xercise4Less? Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat as well as our email marketing. BP may have similar jobs but may be included in the marketing department. In conclusion, BP and Xercise4less are very different in terms of size. However, they do have similar departments that will complete the same jobs regardless the company. Yet BP will have more employees in each department compared to Xercise4less. Unit 33 M1 ...read more.

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