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I will be explaining, while using examples how at least three functional areas in Ikea work together to support the business activity. These functional areas include: Customer Service, Human Resources, Research and Development

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Task B2 In task B2 I will be explaining, while using examples how at least three functional areas in Ikea work together to support the business activity. These functional areas include: Customer Service, Human Resources, Research and Development, Marketing and Sales, Production, Finance and Administration. Example One In example one I will be looking at Marketing and Sales, Research and Development and Production The sector Marketing and Sales research what the public want that could improve existing products or help to make a new product. The sector Research and Development take the information from Marketing and Sales and look into the research more and then develop the product and make a prototype of the product to test it out. The sector Production produces the product in large quantities for the public to buy. ...read more.

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Example Three In example Three I will be looking at Marketing and Sales, Human Recourses and Finance. If there is a job opening in the sector Marketing and Sales they must contact the sector Human Recourses. The sector Human Recourses will try to find recruit the best employees, which are trained and fully qualified. If the sector Human Recourses finds an employee, the sector Finance will then try to work out their pay slip. All of these functional areas are linked and help the activity of Ikea because it helps the business to become fully staffed, and if they are fully staffed they will have more people helping them to make money. Example Four In example Four I will be looking at Production, Customer Service and Finance. ...read more.

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The department Research and Development may develop a new product, which needs to be advertised for the public. Marketing and Sales will come up with ideas on how to advertise the product. The Finance department will then provide money to the ICT department to produce an advert for the public to see. The ICT department will then follow the suggestions from Research and Development to make an advert. Administration will then give the public leaflets, posters or a catalogue by posting it to the local area or by putting ads in a well Known newspaper or magazine. All of these functional areas are linked and help the activity of Ikea because Ikea can promote their products which means more customers will buy the product then their will be more profit within the business. Laura Tomlin 10BD Unit 1 Assessment - Investigating Business ...read more.

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