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Department
Sociology
Course
SOC1101
Professor
Liam Kilmurray
Semester
Fall

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Groups and OrganizationsDefinitions Richard Halls 9 Point Definition Organization is a collectivity with 1 A relatively identifiable boundary 2 A normative order3 Ranks of authoritydivision of labour 4 Communication Systems 5 Membership coordinating system 6 Exists on a relatively continuous time basis7 Exists in a particular environment8 Engaged in activities usually related to a set of goals9 Activities have outcomes for members for organization and for society Formal Organization group designed for a special purpose and structures for maximum efficiencyBureaucracy a component of formal organization which uses rules and hierarchical ranking to achieve efficiencyInformal Organization the everyday norms and practices that exist in and are an integral part of any form of organizationWebe
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