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Introduction I am currently working for a business called Staff-4-U which is a temporary staff bureau which when it started it had: * 2 directors who are partners that own the business * And 2 clerical staff. It now is much larger business and owns a number of shops in different towns and also has a head office in Kettering. The business now is obviously a much larger organisation it has its own departments such as accounting. Based on the information the company have produced for me I have to: * Explain different types of organisational structures and provide structures for Staff-4-U, which will be a hierarchical structure for the present business because now it is a much larger business it has more levels and flatter structure to show the business structure before it was made larger. * Explain the functional areas of Staff-4-U * Show what triggers information to flow between the functional areas. * Find information that flow that support operational and strategic decisions in the organisation and explain the role of ICT in supporting Information flows and decision-making. ...read more.


A disadvantage with the hierarchy is that the greater the number of levels the less effective the communication process is. Flat structure Flat structures tend to be more democratic. With multidirectional flows of communication between organisational members, there is more likely to be a team approach. Functional areas Here are some of the functional areas that staff-4-U have: Finance and accounting In the business the chief accountant is responsible fore supervising the accounts and finance department. The accounts section must keep a detailed record of all money paid in and out of the business and present the final balance sheet, sources and use of funds, profit and loss account, and other financial records at regular intervals. Modern accounts are stored on computer files, and accounting procedures are greatly simplified by the use of specialised software. Accounting also deals with: * Wages * Purchase ledger * Sales * Invoicing Human resources Human resources deal with a lot here are just a few: * Health and safety * Employment relations * Employment acts * Culture and change in the organisation * Training and development * Recruitment and selection * Performance management Administration In the administration department they handle all of the external communication for the company making sure that all communications are a certain style and match the company image. ...read more.


Additional areas where EDI has been implemented are: Garnishments, Grants, Purchase Card, Travel, Transportation and Medical Logistics. World Wide Web A system of Internet servers that support specially formatted documents. The documents are formatted in a mark-up language called HTML (Hypertext Mark-up Language) that supports links to other documents, as well as graphics, audio, and video files. This means you can jump from one document to another simply by clicking on hot spots. Not all Internet servers are part of the World Wide Web. There are several applications called Web browsers that make it easy to access the World Wide Web; Two of the most popular being Netscape Navigator and Microsoft's Internet Explorer. World Wide Web is not synonymous with the Internet Intranet A network based on TCP/IP protocols (an internet) belonging to an organization, usually a corporation, accessible only by the organization's members, employees, or others with authorization. An intranet's Web sites look and act just like any other Web sites, but the firewall surrounding an intranet fends off unauthorized access. Like the Internet itself, intranets are used to share information. Secure intranets are now the fastest-growing segment of the Internet because they are much less expensive to build and manage than private networks based on proprietary protocols. Information flow diagram Kevin Strong ...read more.

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