2009-07-10_014050_Evolution_of_Formal_Organizations

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Evolution of Formal Organizations Evolution of Formal Organizations The evolution of businesses in today’s ever-changing economy is driven by creativity, knowledge and innovative change, and the need to turn away from organizations with centralized control (Arimantas Bronislavas, 2007). Formal organizations such as Micah’s organization can evolve into a successful open flexible organizational structure. Experiencing with a creative environment can allow workers to improve their professional goals and increase in productivity. Creativity in everyday life happens when people see new ways of accomplishing different tasks in their work environment. Coming up with fresh and innovative solutions is a satisfying experience in creativity (Borghesi, 2000). Formal organizations are specific and widely recognized form of social groups. A group is considered a formal organization when the statuses, roles, and norms become formalized to the degree that exist in writing and independently of the individuals that occupy, perform, and support them respectively. Formal organizations are typically understood to be systems of coordinated and controlled activities that arise when work is embedded in complex networks of technical relations and boundary-spanning exchanges (Borghesi, 2000). But in modern societies, formal organizational structures arise in highly institutional contexts. Organizations are driven to incorporate the practices and procedures defined by prevailing rationalized concepts of organizational work and institutionalized in society. Organizations that do so increase their legitimacy and their survival prospects, independent of the immediate efficacy of the acquired practices and procedures. To maintain ceremonial conformity, organizations that reflect institutional rules tend to buffer their formal structures from the uncertainties of the technical 2
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Evolution of Formal Organizations activities by developing a lose coupling between their formal structures and actual work activities. (Arimantas Bronislavas, 2007). An organization like Micha’s can learn from Japanese organizations in the early
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2010 for the course PSYCH 240 taught by Professor Hgfhgf during the Spring '10 term at Aarhus Universitet.

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