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For other uses, see Headquarters (disambiguation). Headquarters_sentence_0

"Head office" redirects here. Headquarters_sentence_1

For the films, see Head Office and Head Office (1936 film). Headquarters_sentence_2

Headquarters (commonly referred to as HQ) denotes the location where most, if not all, of the important functions of an organization are coordinated. Headquarters_sentence_3

In the United States, the corporate headquarters represents the entity at the center or the top of a corporation taking full responsibility for managing all business activities. Headquarters_sentence_4

In the United Kingdom, the term head office (or HO) is most commonly used for the headquarters of large corporations. Headquarters_sentence_5

The term is also used regarding military organizations. Headquarters_sentence_6

Corporate Headquarters_section_0

Main article: Corporate headquarters Headquarters_sentence_7

A headquarters is the entity at the top of a corporation that takes full responsibility for the overall success of the corporation, and ensures corporate governance. Headquarters_sentence_8

The corporate headquarters is a key element of a corporate structure and covers different corporate functions such as strategic planning, corporate communications, tax, legal, marketing, finance, human resources, information technology, and procurement. Headquarters_sentence_9

This entity includes the chief executive officer (CEO) as a key person and his or her support staff such as the CEO office and other CEO-related functions; the "corporate policy making" functions, including all corporate functions necessary to steer the firm by defining and establishing corporate policies; the corporate services encompassing activities that combine or consolidate certain enterprise-wide needed support services, provided based upon specialized knowledge, best practices, and technology to serve internal (and sometimes external) customers and business partners; and the bidirectional interface between corporate headquarters and business units. Headquarters_sentence_10

Business unit Headquarters_section_1

A headquarters normally includes the leader of business unit and his or her staff as well as all functions to manage the business unit and operational activities. Headquarters_sentence_11

The head of the business unit is responsible for overall result of the business unit. Headquarters_sentence_12

Regional Headquarters_section_2

A headquarters sometimes functions at the top of regional unit, including all activities of the various business units, taking full responsibility for overall profitability and success of this regional unit. Headquarters_sentence_13

Military Headquarters_section_3

Main article: Headquarters unit Headquarters_sentence_14

Military headquarters take many forms depending on the size and nature of the unit or formation they command. Headquarters_sentence_15

Typically, they are split into the forward, main and rear components, both within NATO nations, and those following the organization and doctrine of the former Soviet Union (see Isby, 1988). Headquarters_sentence_16

The forward or tactical HQs (known as 'tac' for short) is a small group of staff and communicators. Headquarters_sentence_17

Usually very mobile, they exist to allow the commander to go forward in an operation, and command the key parts of it from a position where they can see the ground and influence their immediate subordinates. Headquarters_sentence_18

The main HQs (known as 'main') is less mobile and is involved in both the planning and execution of operations. Headquarters_sentence_19

There are a number of staff assembled here from various staff branches to advise the commander, and to control the various aspects of planning and the conduct of discrete operations. Headquarters_sentence_20

A main HQ for a large formation will have a chief of staff (CoS) who coordinates the staff effort; in a smaller HQ this may be done by the second-in-command. Headquarters_sentence_21

The rear or logistic HQs ('rear') is some distance from the battle or front line in conventional operations. Headquarters_sentence_22

Its function is to ensure the logistical support to front line troops, which it does by organizing the delivery of combat supplies, materiel and equipment to where they are needed, and by organizing services such as combat medicine, equipment recovery, and repair. Headquarters_sentence_23

Religious Headquarters_section_4

The headquarters of the Catholic Church is Vatican City. Headquarters_sentence_24

The World Headquarters of Jehovah's Witnesses is relocated in Warwick, New York, from its former location, Brooklyn, New York. Headquarters_sentence_25

The headquarters of the Russian Orthodox Church is in Danilov Monastery, Moscow. Headquarters_sentence_26

The World Council of Churches, including Orthodox Churches, has its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. Headquarters_sentence_27

The headquarters of Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople is located in Istanbul, Turkey. Headquarters_sentence_28

The headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is located in Salt Lake City, Utah. Headquarters_sentence_29

The Anglican Communion Office is in London. Headquarters_sentence_30

Martial arts Headquarters_section_5

See also: Dojo Headquarters_sentence_31

In Japanese budō martial arts such as karate, judo, aikido, kendo, etc., there is usually a headquarters for each organization or region. Headquarters_sentence_32

The Japanese word honbu (本部) is generally used for that, also outside Japan. Headquarters_sentence_33

Sometimes they refer to this headquarters as honbu dojo (本部道場) in which dojo (道場) is a facility provided for practicing discipline, the training ground. Headquarters_sentence_34

Sometimes honbu is written as hombu, the way it is pronounced, but the Hepburn transcription is honbu in which the 'n' is a syllabic n. Headquarters_sentence_35

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