Classification Effects The Way An Organization Run Essay
According to Eleanor D. Glor (2008) the library is a Public Service Organization (PSO).
PSO’s are defined as government agencies that work directly with the public. Libraries are also formal organizations.
According to Chester Bernard (1956), formal organizations have 5 basic elements.
1. Size (of the organization)
2. Interdependence – a recognition of shared common goals and a shared understanding that working together will bring the goals to fruition much easier than working alone would.
3. Input – materials, money, energy, and information used in service of goals
4. Throughput – resources
5. Output – the end product. Can be tangible (i.e. car) or intangible (answer to ref. question).
I wasn’t quite sure of the semantic differences between input and throughput. Does anyone else know? It seems to me that money, energy, and information are, in themselves, resources.
So libraries are organizations. And on the surface the goal of a library seems pretty…