Unit Seven: Organizations and Work Organizations: a certain acknowledged pattern of relationship. Certain, regular, rule governed ways of behaving that are both stable. A pattern of reciprocal relationships • Formal organizations : organizations which a clear division of labor and goals. Corporations, schools, government agencies, and political parties are examples • Information organization: the informal rules and groups od people that arise to meet the challenges of complex day-to-day life; these arise within the structure of formal organizations. Resolves the unexpected problems that formal rules do not deal with. Informal patterns and rules of behavior emerge to handle these situations Characteristics of Organizations 1. (Objective) rule based, prescriptive, and thus have power to shape behavior 2. (Subjective) actors participate in the social construction. Organizations are constantly reshaped by the conscious human activity that constitutes them Weber and Bureaucracy
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