Please click the sub chapters below to see the web links...

2.1 - Internal Organisation

Go to the National Grid for Learning (NGFL), for a free downloadable PowerPoint on the functional areas of business, with teachers' notes and additional student notes:
http://www.ngfl-cymru.org.uk/vtc/ngfl/bus_studies/14/default.html

Go to the 'H & S and Disciplinary Procedures' section of the NGFL, for a free downloadable PowerPoint on rights and responsibilities of employees:
http://www.ngfl-cymru.org.uk/vtc/ngfl/bus_studies/13/people_in_business.html

For a free downloadable PowerPoint on hierarchies and internal structure of organisations go to 'Investigating job roles and working arrangements – Large biz org chart' on the NGFL:
http://www.ngfl-cymru.org.uk/vtc/ngfl/bus_studies/13/people_in_business.html

For a PowerPoint on organisational structure go to:
http://www.businessstudiesonline.co.uk/live/index.php? option=com_content&view=article&id=55&Itemid=33

Follow this link to find a mind map of the different departments within a business and the functions of each:
http://www.bized.co.uk/educators/level2/busactivity/activity/functional11.htm

Go to this link to find a summary of the functions of business departments, a set of questions and teachers' answers so you can check your answers:
http://www.jamesabela.co.uk/bus/bizdepts.pdf

Follow this link for a video on organisational structure:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-m8grawp1k

Follow this link for some notes of how businesses are organised:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/business/people/ictrev1.shtml

Now follow this link to take a multiple choice test on organisational structure (please note that you do not need to know the answers to questions 5, 6 and 10):
http://www.bbc.co.uk/apps/ifl/schools/gcsebitesize/business/quizengine? quiz=organising_staff;templateStyle=business

Follow this link to find a mind map of the functional areas of business:
http://www.bized.co.uk/educators/level2/busactivity/presentation/functional1_map.htm

2.2 - Communication

For a free downloadable PowerPoint on communication, with teachers' notes and additional student notes go to the National Grid for Learning (NGFL):
http://www.ngfl-cymru.org.uk/vtc/ngfl/bus_studies/14/default.html

For additional notes on communication go to:
http://www.businessstudiesonline.co.uk/live/index.php? option=com_content&view=article&id=55&Itemid=33

Play a game of hangman to revise communication key terms:
http://www.businessstudiesonline.co.uk/live/index.php? option=com_content&view=article&id=35&Itemid=23

Follow this link to find additional information and interactive activities on the nature of communication, forms of communication and successful and unsuccessful communication:
http://www.bized.co.uk/educators/level2/comms/lesson/buscomms1.htm

Follow this link for some revision notes on communication:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/business/people/communicationrev1.shtml

On the same website test your knowledge by doing this multiple choice quiz:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/apps/ifl/schools/gcsebitesize/business/quizengine? quiz=communication;templateStyle=business

Test your knowledge of appropriate methods of communication by completing this multiple choice quiz:
http://www.tutor2u.net/business/btecfirst/unit4/easyquiz1/quiz.html

Here are some revision notes on communication and the importance of communication:
http://tutor2u.net/business/gcse/people_communication_introduction.htm

Here are revision notes on the importance of communication:
http://tutor2u.net/business/gcse/people_communication_effectiveness.htm

2.4 - Training

Here are some tutor2u revision notes on the importance of training and training types:
http://tutor2u.net/business/gcse/people_training_introduction.htm
http://tutor2u.net/business/gcse/people_training_types.htm

Try this quiz from businessstudiesonline.com on training:
http://www.businessstudiesonline.co.uk/live/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=35&Itemid=23

Download and read this case study for good examples from the Times on how the Forestry Commission trains its staff:
http://www.thetimes100.co.uk/download-forestry-commission-edition-15-ed-15- crossword_139_383_1202