Prepare a 4–5-page white paper in which you identify three functional areas you believe are essential for organizational success. Explain the purpose of each functional area and how the purpose su

 Prepare a 4–5-page white paper in which you identify three functional areas you believe are essential for organizational success. Explain the purpose of each functional area and how the purpose supports organizational goals. In addition, describe the organizational structure best suited for the functional areas, and explain how the functional areas support continued organizational success. 

 The functional areas within a business or organization contribute to the smooth and effective running of the business. Although the number and names of the functional areas vary from organization to organization, there are five that are key in almost every organization: Human Resources, Accounting and Finance, Sales and Marketing, Production and Operations, and Information Technology (IT) Systems. 

By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria:

  • Competency 1: Explain the underlying principles of successful business.
    • Explain the primary purpose of functional areas of an organization.
    • Explain how the purpose of functional areas supports the organizational goals.
    • Describe the type of organizational structure best suited for functional areas.
  • Competency 5: Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with expectations for the field of business.
    • Write in a well organized, clear, and succinct manner.
  • Title page.
  • Introduction.
    • Explain the type of organization the assessment is based on and its primary goals.
    • Identify the three functional areas you believe are essential to the organizational structure.
  • Functional Area 1.
    • Explain the primary purpose of the functional area of an organization and why it is essential in supporting the overall organizational structure.
    • Explain how the purpose of the functional area supports the organizational goals in terms of continued organizational success.
  • Functional Area 2.
    • Explain the primary purpose of the functional area of an organization and why it is essential in supporting the overall organizational structure.
    • Explain how the purpose of the functional area supports the organizational goals in terms of continued organizational success.
  • Functional Area 3.
    • Explain the primary purpose of the functional area of an organization and why it is essential in supporting the overall organizational structure.
    • Explain how the purpose of the functional area supports the organizational goals in terms of continued organizational success.
  • Recommended Organizational Structure
    • Describe the type of organizational structure best suited for the functional areas you selected and justify your recommendation.
  • Conclusion.
    • Explain how your recommendation will promote continued success of organizational goals.
  • Reference page.

 Based on the intended audience, your white paper should be well organized and written in clear, succinct language. Target 4–5 double-spaced pages of content. Follow APA rules for attributing sources that support your analysis and conclusions. 

As a reminder related to using APA rules to ensure academic honesty:

1. When using a direct quote (using exact or nearly exact wording), you must enclose the quoted wording in quotation marks, immediately followed by an in-text citation. The source must then be listed in your references page.

2. When paraphrasing (using your own words to describe a non-original idea), the paraphrased idea must be immediately followed by an in-text citation and the source must be listed in your references page.