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Achieving the vision

Organisations set objectives to help them meet their overall aims. The London Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) is the body which has been set up to take responsibility for organising and delivering the 2012 Games in London. Its vision for London 2012 is: 'to use the...
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Sustainability through investment

Organisations are major users of energy supplies, especially manufacturing industries such as McCain Foods. As the world's largest producer of frozen chips, McCain Foods looked at ways to reduce its energy costs through an investment appraisal. The results showed that the investment in its own on-site wind turbines and wastewater...
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Working options

Jamie Oliver is well-known as a chef through a variety of TV programmes including, 'The Naked Chef' and 'Jamie's Italy'. He is also a best-selling author and entrepreneur, having set up a chain of restaurants which give disadvantaged young people the opportunity to train and build a career within the...
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Standards and innovation

Standards are vital to any area of work - industrial, scientific and commercial to ensure the product or service is recognised by the user / purchaser as meeting the relevant requirements.If you are creative and have the means to develop an idea, it can be beneficial to involve organisations such as the...
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Managing the business objectives

Leadership is vital for giving a business direction. Managers need to present clear messages to their staff about what the business wants to achieve. They are also responsible for making decisions and motivating staff which in turn helps an organisation reach its overall goals. Enterprise Rent-A-Car is an international car...
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Promoting growth

Businesses have different options to expand and grow their operations depending on their business objectives. A new business may need to borrow money from a bank in order to get started whereas a well-established business such as the Davis Service Group may generate funds from profits to buy-out another business....
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The role of stakeholders

Any public or private organisation has many different internal and external stakeholders. Amway is a global enterprise made up of privately owned businesses which operate under the Amway brand distributing a wide range of personal and home care products. The Amway Business Owners who run these private businesses are both...
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Responding to the market

Whether a business wants to promote a product or a service, it can use a number of methods to market itself to its potential buyers. When NIVEA launched its latest product range NIVEA VISAGE Young in 2008 to a teenage audience, it chose below-the-line routes such as product samples and...
People

Skills and competencies

Skills can be acquired in many ways through qualifications, training or development. Mott MacDonald is a global management consultancy which provides an advisory service to help other businesses in specific areas such as planning and project management. It requires people with a wide range of skills and specialisms to cover...
External environment

Ethics in business

The current economic climate could encourage many organisations to consider how they are perceived by consumers. This could involve taking a closer look at their ethical approach which if right, may give a competitive advantage. For companies like Anglo American, the world leader in mining, it is essential to support...
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