Departments and Job Roles

By | April 27, 2015

No two companies are the same. The structure from one company to another may vary dramatically. Large companies may be divided into specific departments with obvious boundaries and job roles. Smaller companies may have job roles that overlap into several departments.

Knowing the structure of your company is important if you are to understand where you and your department fit into that structure and how you contribute to the jobs going out to the customer on time and the required specification.

This lesson will explore the different job roles and departments in an organisation by looking at how work travels throughout each department. There will also be some information about representative and associate organisations such as trade unions, professional bodies and employer organisations.

Read through the presentation then answer the questions below to test your knowledge. This lesson should take approximately 30 minutes, however you might want to take longer research some of the individual topics. You can revisit this lesson at any time.

1. Recording job details and writing up work instruction tickets is usually the responsibility of which department?


2. UNITE is an example of:


3. Pagination (setting the page order) is usually the responsibility of which department?


4. In which department might you find laminating, cutting, folding and bookbinding equipment.


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