Who are these people and what are they doing?

Who are these people

My young friend Corinne asked me to include this section.  She went to work in product development after getting her PhD.  On her first day she wondered, "I'm building the product - what do we need all these other people for?"  Fair question.  There is a lot of care and feeding that goes into development, sales and support of a product or service.

Let's look at manufacturing firms and consulting firms and see what kind of roles there are.  Certain roles are common to all organizations: I'll call those Administration and Overhead.

Feel free to add comments about other kinds of companies you are familiar with.

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