Some view management as a subgroup of administration, associated with the technical and operational aspects of a company, distinct from executive or strategic functions. Alternatively, administration can refer to the operational performance of routine office tasks, usually internally oriented and reactive rather than proactive. Administrators, broadly speaking, engage in a common set of functions to meet the organization’s goals.
- Ensuring that the right staff-members are hired and properly trained
- Making plans for the business’ success
- Monitoring daily operations
Those that have the role of “business administrator” essentially function as the manager of the company. Such a person oversees those in managerial positions to ensure that they follow company policies and work toward the company’s goals.
Business administrators may work with the managers from various departments within the business to ensure that they function properly and are working in line with the company’s goals and objectives. They may also cooperate with people outside the company, such as business partners and vendors.