Examples of support services are:
– Training; improve skills
– Marketing; promote sales and a business/organization’s image
– Security; protect people and things
– Personnel; employee welfare
– Maintenance and repair
Some of these support activities, when contracted out to independent organizations or bodies can ensure that these activities are performed much more efficiently – organizations should focus more on what they are actually good at.
Support activities in a business/organization should always be evaluated to ensure that it is making a positive contribution.