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What is difference between

Role and POSITION

Tags: relationships, careers, position
Asked by Amol Raikar, 20 May '13 10:26 pm
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There is a fundamental difference between Roles and Positions,

Positions are used in a hierarchical organization tree for planning purposes. Not all positions are allways occupied. Position to persons is a one-to-one relationship.

Roles on the other hand are functional descriptions of a particular job function, such as Purchasing Agent, Director, Finance Clerk, CIO, etc... Roles MUST have a "roleOccupant" to be active. Roles can be delegated. Roles have privileges. All Roles (i.e. Director) have the same privileges, but are restricted to the Organizational Unit. This makes the management of Privileges much easier.

Persons can hold more than one role to perform their day to day activities, and will inherit the privileges assigned to the specific Role.
Answered by LIPSIKA, 20 May '13 10:56 pm

 
  
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Imagine you are the MD of a company. If you fire your assistant for his inefficiency, you are doing your role. When he salutes you despite this, you are enjoying the position.
Answered by Seshadri Srinivasan, 20 May '13 10:30 pm

 
  
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Role is a functional description of a particular job function....while position is a status a person holds in his job
Answered by rajan, 21 May '13 06:54 am

 
  
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Role describes what work one has to do
and position describes what salary you will get
Answered by ajit kulkarni, 20 May '13 10:50 pm

 
  
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Role is a functional description of a particular job function....while position is a status a person holds in his job
Answered by Annes, 20 May '13 10:39 pm

 
  
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