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Kinesiology 2298A/B
Laura Misener

Chapter 2 - Classical View of Organizations September-12-13 2:33 PM What is an organization?  Defn: A deliberate arrangement of people to accomplish some specific purpose  Interconnected sets of individuals and groups who attempt to accomplish common goals through differentiated functions and intended coordination. Common Elements of Organizations -more than one person is needed -specialized contributions/functions of each member -coordination of specialized functions -common ends/goals being sought Attributes of an Organization identity Permanency Instrumentality Division of Program of Hierarchy of labour activity authority Membership Clear Formal rules and boundaries procedures Identity:  Organization has its own identity separate from members; people leave, identity remains  A tag line / logo helps create identity Instrumentality:  Goal achievement is beyond capacity of individual members  Need to work together A program of Activity  Involved in specific targeted activities Membership  Organizations define who can have a membership  Define access to the organization  Ie a private golf course Clear Boundaries  Defined by goals, programs, members Permenency  Large organizations are more permanent than the members who compose them Division of Labour  Divided into units to efficiently carry out jobs Hierarchy of Authority  Necessary for control + coordination Formal Rules + Procedures  Direct and control members; ensure work is consistent with goals Fottler's Classes of Organizations Private for-profit  Businesses and corporations whose capital is provided by investors  Capital from investments is then reinvested to make more money for the shareholders Private nonprofit  Supported by donations, endownment, government grants  Ie charity organizations  Profit goes elsewhere to support a cause, other profits get reinvested into the company and not to shareholders Private quasi-public  Created and partly funded by government and authorized to provide particular goods or services Public  Primary form of financing is taxation Criteria for Classifying Organizations Profit Orientation  Is
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