Evolution of Formal Organizations

Evolution of Formal Organizations - Running head EVOLUTION...

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Running head: EVOLUTION OF FORMAL ORGANIZATIONS PAPER 1 Evolution of Formal Organizations Paper Soc 120
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EVOLUTION OF FORMAL ORGANIZATIONS PAPER 2 Evolution of Formal Organizations Paper The evolution of formal organization has its own unique story. Different groups were known to exist since the early period of human existence and most of them would get into these groups for security purposes, you know? For example “safety in numbers” the more people that are a part of your organization the more they would be able to protect their families and themselves. As the world and the humans went on through evolution, the way in which the organizations functioned also underwent on different phases of changes, with improvement in living conditions and changes in the laws and policies of their everyday living. Formal organizations also implemented and adapted new theories. Improvements in many aspects of formal organizations took place, which caused significant changes that caused great impacts on human life (Hansen, 2003). We know that there are different kinds of groups. A large secondary group organized to attain certain goals efficiently, operating deliberately to not meet the personal needs; however accomplishing complex jobs is what is known as a formal organization. Business corporations and government agencies are examples of formal organization. Tracing back from the early years, the characteristics of organizations has completely changed in many ways. The hardships experienced with the hierarchy and rigidity of the bureaucratic organizations, formal organization was born. It went over hardship and challenges to gain from its evolutionary changes (Hansen, 2003). For instance, the simple works of artists would now demand creativity and imagination. The methods of doing works differ in various ways as compared to past centuries. The development of competitive work teams enhanced every member’s creative contribution and lessened the alienation often found in conventional organizations (Hansen, 2003).
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EVOLUTION OF FORMAL ORGANIZATIONS PAPER 3 By doing this these organizations not only help the economy by providing jobs to those who may otherwise be out of work, but also their organizations by utilizing the knowledge and expertise of those older people. For decades organizations were run under one structure and that was a bureaucracy organization, where those who held a position did so with defined duties. This kind of conventional bureaucracy was formed with a specific chain of command from the top leader and his/her roles and duties to the very bottom people, laborers and their specific duties. In between the top leader is all the middle offices and the duties and roles of who and what they do and control under them. All duties from the top most important decisions to the minimalist details flowed from the top leader on down through the chain of command to the very bottom. Along with specific roles come set rules, and the ramifications for breaking those rules. While
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