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Formal Organizations  Global Perspective
Over the past century, the number of formal organizations has increased dramatically in the United States and other industrialized nations. Previously, everyday life was centered in small, informal, primary groups, such as the family and the village. With the advent of industrialization and urbanization (as discussed in Chapter 1), people's lives became increasingly dominated by large, formal secondary organizations. A formal organization, you will recall, is a highly structured secondary group formed for the purpose of achieving specific goals in the most efficient manner. Formal organizations (such as corporations, schools,, and government agencies) usually keep their basic structure for many years in order to meet their specific goals.

Posted on September 7, 2014 in Group And Organization

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