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8 Types of Departments In An Organization

8 Types of Departments What is department?  A department is a unit or section established within an organisation to carry out the functions of that organisation. Departments in an organisation The following are the various departments that can be found in an organisation. They are: Administrative department Purchasing department Accounting department Sales department Personnel department Planning department Transport department Production department etc. Administrative department This department is the centre point of a business organisation. It is in charge of the day to day running of the organisation. In the school, the administrative department is mainly made up of the principal’s office, bursar’s office, reception office and the vice principal’s office. The head of the administrative department is called administrative manager. Functions/responsibilities Sees to the day to day running of the organisation Promoting the welfare of the staff of the organisation. Organizing reception for clients and visitors to the organisation Keeping… Read More »8 Types of Departments In An Organization

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DEPARTMENTS IN AN ORGANISATION Personnel department This department is also refers to as human resources or human capital department. It is responsible for staff related matters. It is headed by a personnel manager or human resource manager or human capital Functions/responsibilities Promotion of staff welfare Promotion and discipline of staff Recruitment and training of staff Ensuring discipline in an organisation Advertising vacant positions in an organisation Settling disputes between staff and management Ensuring termination and retirement of staff when necessary   Production department This department is the live wire of any manufacturing industry. It is responsible for the conversion or changing or transformation or turning raw materials into semi-finished and finished goods. It is headed by the production manager. Functions/responsibilities Ensuring that goods produced meet specified standards Promoting safety in the factory by making safety equipment available and maintaining factory machines. Ensuring that goods are produced at the right time… Read More »DEPARTMENTS IN AN ORGANISATION

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