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Table 1 Organisation characteristics

From: Sitting less at work: a qualitative study of barriers and enablers in organisations of different size and sector

Characteristic Small business Charity Local authority Large corporation
Total number of employees 8 488 4146 119,300
Sector Private Voluntary Public Private
Description of organisation Provides information technology support to a range of other businesses and comprises one Managing Director, two managers and five employees. Manages homes, and provides care and support to vulnerable people. Departments include: Directors, Computer Services, Finance, Customer Services, Human Resources, Performance and Central Services, New Business, Housing Services, and Property Services. Set in a Metropolitan Borough. Work covers four Directorates: Adults, Health and Wellbeing; Corporate Resources; Learning and Opportunities; and Regeneration and Environment. Banking business. Only one branch participated. This branch had both business and corporate teams and comprises 25 staff and two team leaders.