ERIC Number: ED258316
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jun-1
Reference Count: 0
Increasing Personal and Organizational Effectiveness. Treatise No. 1: "Understanding Organizational Patterns."
New Mexico Research and Study Council, Albuquerque.
Organizational patterns can be examined from two major perspectives. The formal structure of an organization consists of those relationships among the organizational components that are the result of deliberate planning. This formal structure tends to be static and is the primary focus of management theory. The informal structure of an organization is determined by the unplanned relationships that develop to carry out the organization's internal processes. This informal structure is dynamic and adaptive and is the central concern of human relations theory. The operations of an organization cannot be fully understood without both formal and informal structures being considered simultaneously. (PGD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: New Mexico Research and Study Council, Albuquerque.
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