Administration and operations are the core of what makes a business operate efficiently in the day-to-day. Administration and operations are often put together as professionals looking after the administrative side of the business, and are also considered to keep the operational side running, and vice versa. The responsibilities do differ slightly, however. Administration involves focusing on a specific area of running a business, looking after budgeting, spreadsheet and document creation, office projects and tasks, filing, running administrative software systems and much more.
Operations, on the other hand, has a more overall management approach, with professionals in business operations being across multiple facets. Operations managers are closely involved with the administrative functions, and often manage this department but are also involved with other department’s activities, ensuring they align with the business’s goals. This means being across the activities of finance, customer service, sales, marketing and others.