When using GoJas it is helpful to be consistent with the terminology used by the website builders. The following organizational designations have been defined by Grahall Consultants and the guide’s definitions are provided to help the users appropriately select the organizational level of responsibility. The selection should reflect the positions direct responsibility.
|A holding company is a business entity—usually a corporation or limited liability company (LLC). Typically, a holding company doesn’t manufacture anything, sell any products or services, or conduct any other business operations. Rather, holding companies hold the controlling stock in other companies.
|The highest reporting entity without any organization above it (i.e., parent organization). Typically, management and the board of directors are responsible to shareholders for overall organization performance. Organizations who are structured as Joint Ventures should report themselves as corporate.
|An independent entity with a majority interest held by a corporate entity; often has multiple business units and is responsible for all organization functions. Although a subsidiary may ultimately roll up into a corporate entity, management performs all functions of a stand-alone organization and is accountable to the corporate organization for operations and financial performance. The subsidiary is a legally chartered entity with its own board of directors.
|An independent business unit consisting of multiple profit centers or divisions. The group is held accountable to a corporate entity similar to a subsidiary. The difference between the group organization type and subsidiary organization type is the group is not legally chartered and does not have a board of directors.
|A sector is an area of the organization in which businesses share the same or a related product or service. It can also be thought of as an industry or market that shares common operating characteristics. Dividing an organization into different sectors allows for more in-depth analysis of the organization.
|An independent entity accountable for all organization functions typically for a select group of organization product lines. Generally, a division consists of a single profit center or operating unit that is fully accountable to the corporate, subsidiary, or group organization type.
|A particular kind of product or merchandise; “a nice line of shoes” line of business, line of merchandise, line of products, product line, line. merchandise, product, ware – commodities offered for sale; “good business depends on having good merchandise”; “that store offers a variety of products”
|A business unit is a department or functional area within an organization. A subsidiary is owned or controlled by another company and may have its own business units.
|A global corporation, also known as a global company, is coined from the base term ‘global’, which means all around the world. … Really, a global company is any company that operates in at least a country other than the country where it originated.
|A type of moderate size business, company, enterprise or organization located throughout a country and provides commodities, goods, products or services. A national company is part of a national economic system.
|The term “operations” is the inner workings of a business and. Whether the organization makes products, sells products, or provide services, businesses have to oversee the management of behind-the-scenes work.
|A type of company that has a customer base across a regional area and provides a variety of commodities, goods, products or services that are needed to a region and regional population.
|District oversee the operations of multiple stores within a region. Their primary responsibilities include recruiting and training store managers, setting regional goals and ensuring that the stores under their supervision adhere to company and industry regulations.
|A field is an organizational unit that is detached from the main operating entity. It is an entity that distinguishes itself from organizational entities such as the “home office” by being defined as the “field office”.
|An asset is a resource with economic value that an individual or organization owns or controls with the expectation that it will provide a future benefit. An asset can be thought of as something that, in the future, can generate cash flow, reduce expenses, or improve sales, regardless of whether it’s manufacturing equipment, patent or other unit of value.
|A data center is a building, dedicated space within a building, or a group of buildings used to house computer systems and associated components, such as telecommunications and storage systems.
|A information center is a building, dedicated space within a building, or a group of buildings used to house computer systems and associated components, such as telecommunications and storage systems.
|Application software is a program or group of programs designed for end users. Examples of an application include a word processor, a spreadsheet, an accounting application, a web browser, an email client, a media player, a file viewer, simulators, a console game or a photo editor.
|A warehouse is a building for storing goods (a set of computer servers when referring to storing information in IT). Warehouses are used by manufacturers, importers, exporters, wholesalers, transport businesses, customs, and information technology organizations, etc. They are usually large plain buildings in industrial parks on the outskirts of cities, towns, or villages. The term is also occasiionally used in the technology function when referring to a “Data Warehouse”.
|Specialized functional area within an organization or a division, such as accounting, marketing, planning. Generally, every department has its own manager and chain of command.
|Distinct part or division of an organization.
|A Shift is a scheduled period of work, especially the portion of the day scheduled as a day’s work when a shop, service, office, or industry operates continuously during both the day and night:
|A group of people with a full set of complementary skills required to complete a task, job, or project. Team members operate with a high degree of interdependence, share authority and responsibility for self-management, are accountable for the collective performance, and work toward a common goal and shared rewards(s).
|A project consists of a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service or result. Another definition is: a management environment that is created for the purpose of delivering one or more business products according to a specified business case. Projects can also be seen as temporary organization.
|A project consists of a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service or result. Projects can be seen as temporary organization.
|Individual contributors are employees who are not managing other employees, but instead, manage their one-person team on projects and tasks.