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Function from an organization science perspective --
various solutions to a particular complex of problems that a system can adopt in order to survive (Burrell & Morgan, 1979, 54, attributed to Parsons)

Function, in the context of the business organization --
'Function' refers to a group of similar skills and a part of an organization that provides a distinct skill set to the rest of the organization. Members of the organization with common skills are often grouped together, such as into departments, to coordinate the application of those skills throughout the organization and for career development of the people with a particular skill set. Common functions include accounting, marketing, and engineering.

Function as a system variable --
Function also refers one of the variables of a social system. The functions of a system include its outputs into its environment in order to fulfill its purpose. The function for a business organization is described by the function aspect and the function architecture.