Evolution of Formal Organizations Essay

1420 Words Apr 1st, 2011 6 Pages
This research paper will help me explain what evolved trends formal organizations will likely have in the future. Since, the structure of formal organizations have a more conventional bureaucratic organizational they may profit in implementing a more flexible organizational structure. Some of the areas that I will investigate are: how formal organizations have evolved over the past century, the differences between formal and informal organizations, what are the current trends in formal organizations, and what are the characteristics needed for formal organizations to evolve.

Formal Organizations Over The Past Century: Max Weber developed a typology of organizations from ancient China to modern industrial society, providing the
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Employees in formal organizations lacked many things, one of the things past formal organizations lacked, that today is something we cannot live without is modern technology. Today, formal organizations can keep vital records through data bases, and computer are a huge part of the everyday work system, as well as having access to the internet where a world of information can be reached in seconds. Meeting can be accessed through conferencing calls, where as in the past these interaction were done face to face, and might have cost more money.

The Differences Between Formal and Informal Organizations: Formal organizations have to follow a set stander of rules, regulations, and policies. These rules, regulations, and policies keep formal organizations organized. Employee relations are minimal to none. Communications between employees and there superiors are inform of email or inter office mail. Employees are expected to work hard so that the specific goals and objectives of the organization are met, and reporting to specific managers or superiors need to be done on a daily bases. This focuses on the bureaucratic model that Weber had mentioned. Weber believed that the bureaucratic model would spread because it was the most efficient way to handle complex tasks and coordinate complex divisions of labor. While this is true to a

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