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Functional structures

AS, A-Level
AQA, Edexcel, OCR, IB

Last updated 22 Mar 2021

The traditional organisation structure of a business has focused on the functions, departments and main activities of a business.

The traditional functional structure is based around certain principles of organisation which have historically been seen as important, including the principles of:

The result of these principles is the common functional structure – an example of which is shown below:

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