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What is Organization?

When two or more people get together and agree to coordinate their activities in order to achieve their common goals, an organization has been born.


When two or more people get together and agree to coordinate their activities in order to achieve their common goals, an organization has been born. There is really no doubt about the present meaning of organization. Its purpose is to create an arrangement of positions and responsibilities through and by means of which an enterprise can carry out its work. An academic textbook definition of organization can be formulated as follows: “a. the responsibilities by means of which the activities of the enterprise are dispersed among the (managerial, supervisory, and specialist) personnel employed in its service; and b. the formal interrelations established among the personnel by virtue of such responsibilities.”

It must be emphasized that an organization should not be seen as rigid as the term “framework” implies. In reality, almost all organization structures must be occasionally reviewed due to various changes in the external environment of the organization in question. Moreover, internal changes also occur oftentimes due to the development of various informal relationships.

However, in order to develop a so-called science of organizations a conceptual framework of theory and principle must first be developed. It is true to state that principles of management have existed for a long time. These principles were not recorded as scientific truths, but simply applied as practical means to accompany the process of modernization. As societies became more complex, an acceptable framework to encompass the “unscientific” principles of management was needed. Since the nineteenth century, many writers and researchers have contributed a great deal to existing principles and accepted practices. It is in the formulation of principles that the science of management can be developed. A management principle distils and organizes knowledge that has been built up through experience and analysis.

It is highly unlikely that management will ever become an exact science with many laws governing it because personal judgment will always be needed to supplement available knowledge. Unlike principles in the natural sciences, management principles are not fundamental truths, they are only conditional statements which largely depends on many other variables. However, it is still necessary to continue the process of understanding and applying accepted principles to improve the quality of day-to-day management practice. For this reason management will always be an art.

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    On May 6, 2008 at 6:36 am

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    what are the signicance of forming an organisation


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    On September 2, 2008 at 4:56 am

    what are the distinction between formal and informal organization?

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    On October 22, 2008 at 10:49 pm

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    On March 26, 2009 at 3:41 pm

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  13. Katherine Lee Mcmannus

    On March 26, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    School need to learn about this more and I am one of the kids that need to learn more about that.

  14. alfred

    On April 24, 2009 at 5:25 am

    what is organisation and function?

  15. Hamidullah

    On May 19, 2009 at 2:11 am

    That is almost an explainition, where an organization get starting the activities and espcially where staffs, personals and transportation organize and arranage for the running the project smoothly and nicely organized.

  16. abby

    On June 20, 2009 at 7:32 am

    what is principles of management & organization??

  17. sam

    On July 11, 2009 at 2:24 am


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    On August 3, 2009 at 3:14 am

    It will be better to describing by diagram and describing all components of organisation with to the point.

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    On October 15, 2009 at 4:38 am

    what is oraganisation

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    On February 14, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    who is the author of this?

  22. Adelowo

    On October 2, 2011 at 3:59 am

    Organization is a mechanism or structure that enable living things to work effectively together

  23. sannia

    On May 8, 2012 at 6:41 am

    what are the guidelines that are worth bearing in mind in an organization study.

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