What Is Organization? Essay
To the idea of the corporate group, Weber adds other criteria for organizations. In organization, interaction is "associative" rather than "communal" (1947:pp. 136-39). This differentiate the organization from other social entities, such as the family, that share the other, previously noted characteristics of the corporate group. Weber also notes that organisation carry out continuous purposive activities of a specific kind(pp.151-52). Thus, organizations transcend the lives of their members and have goals, as "purposive activities" suggests. Organisations are designed to do something. This idea of Weber's has been retained by most organizational analysis.
DEVELOPMENTS OF THEORIES OF ORGANISATION
The various theories to be considered permit us to see and understand the different facets of organisation. The intent is not to advocate the superiority of any one theory but to argue that theoretical integration is necessary for full comprehension of organizational process. Over a period of many decades, academics