• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Analyse how businesses are organised

Extracts from this document...


´╗┐Analyse how businesses are organised Functional Areas A functional area is a department of people within a business. The functional areas of Sainsbury?s are: 1. Human Resources department. 2. Finance department. 3. Administration department. 4. Marketing department. 5. Production department. 6. Customer services department. The Sainsbury?s Human resources department: 1. Arranges staff training and development activities, like how to lift heavy load and how to stack them onto shelves. 2. Maintains staff records such as absences and pay rates, so if an employee is ill. Sainsbury?s Human resources department would record it on their database. 3. Monitors and maintains good working conditions, Sainsbury?s pay money to ensure their working conditions are at high enough standards. 4. Recruits staff. 5. Issues new contracts. The Sainsbury?s Finance department: 1. Advises managers about sources of finance. 2. Produces financial documents. ...read more.


The Administration departments help the running of the business because people can arrange meetings with their stores to check if they are following safety procedures and are making maximum sales and profit. The Marketing department helps the running of the business because they promote Sainsbury?s product attracting new customers to maximise sales. The Production department produces products so Sainsbury?s are able to sell products. The Customer Services department helps the running of the business because they gather information from customers in order to improve the quality of their service. When the Sainsbury?s functional areas work well together this helps the business to achieve their aims and objectives because each department will be working to the best of their ability, therefore they will make more profit and attract more customers. Communication Then difference between internal and external communication is that internal communication is communication within an organisation to different departments, stores and managers. ...read more.


Functional area communicates with each other to inform other departments of recent events. Like, the financial department inform the market department they aren?t making enough profit so they tell them to advertise more. The customer service department may inform the human resources department by letter of problems made by customers. Then the human resources department will tell its employers through verbal communication with a meeting. The most useful forms of communication to those external to the business are electronic and visual communication. This is because they are quick, more engaged and you can communicate to more than one person at once. This could be useful when advertising a product on T.V. The most useful forms of communication to those within the business are written and oral communication because it is quick, cheap and easy to use; it can also contain lots of information. The most useful form of communication within departments is oral communication because it is very direct so feedback can be received immediately. Information can be transferred confidentially and immediately. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Business, Companies and Organisation, Activity section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Business, Companies and Organisation, Activity essays

  1. Functional Areas Report

    Working conditions Tesco's human resources department has to deal with working conditions as well. This is similar to health and safety, but they have to follow simple policies so that Tesco's staffs works in the right working surroundings. One factor that the human resource at Tesco has to do is


    * If a job that you have been given is not achievable by a certain time you could panic and therefore make a mess of the job that you have been given to do. 14) How to plan your work.

  1. IGCSE Businesses Studies Revision Notes

    Producing goods nearer to the market to reduce transport costs, like bricks or cars To avoid import barriers imposed by countries, like on Japanese made cars in Europe Expanding into different markets to spread risks and increase sales Advantages

  2. Business Studies

    they perceive the business is exerting corporate influence > To behave ethically the business must act morally and socially correct > There is a need for international standards of conduct for global businesses * Ethical practice - tax havens and transfer pricing Tax havens: > Country that has no or

  1. Aims and Objectives of businesses e.g Richards paints and Ikea

    Activities of Richards Paints The activities of Richards Paints are manufacture and sell industrial paint, sell small amount of paint abroad, sell to other business to businesses, secondary sector, and bespoke paint to the customer's requirement , can produce a range of finishes varying from matt to full gloss and

  2. Ownership, Location and Aims and Objectives of Lex Transfleet and Express Diner

    old location but can have extra's such as they can have more rooms for storage or a different department to work in. They will need to research the cost of labor because this will help Lex to find a good location where there is cheap labor, this means that if

  1. Analyse how businesses are organised

    * Clear progression and promotion opportunities * Clear management structure Disadvantages of a tall organisational structure: * Employees have less freedom * Management costs are higher * Decision making is slower FUNCTIONAL AREAS: HSBC's organisational structure contains 7 functional areas, they are the following: * Risk Management: * Financial Control

  2. Business Report

    There are many car parking spaces around the town centre and high street areas for customers. There are many big stores in Crawley, which Donald could locate near to attract passers-by to his shop. However, since Donald will be opening up a clothes store, he will have competitors nearby.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work