Public Affairs Departments in Businesses: Role & Functions


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A business's _____ monitors external stakeholder relationships and activities related to policy development.

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1. The public affairs department for XYZ Corp. is investigating new government regulations on employee hours and overtime pay. Which public affairs role is it fulfilling?

2. A public affairs official fulfills the role of _____ when he advises top management that policies are needed to promote better work life balance for the employees.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Public affairs is a department that takes on many tasks in the business world. This quiz and worksheet work in tandem to help you keep all of the information on the role of a public affairs department straight.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessment tools will test you on:

  • Intraoffice monitoring
  • Advising on business practices
  • Communication within a company
  • Business policies

Skills Practiced

The worksheet and quiz will help you measure your abilities to:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding public affairs
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define key positions within a public affairs department
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as public affairs and public relations

Additional Learning

Spend some time reviewing the lesson Public Affairs Departments in Businesses: Role & Functions to learn more about their duties in the business world. The following objectives will:

  • Distinguish public affairs from public relations
  • Differentiate the key roles
  • Utilize the public affairs department of a specific company as an example
  • Identify specific job titles