Evolution of Formal Organizations

By Tim Little University of phoenix SOC/120 Introduction to Sociology

Introduction I work for a formal organization in the United States that has an open, flexible organizational structure. I have a relative named Micah, who works for a formal organization with a conventional, bureaucratic organizational structure. Micah is interested in working for my organization, but he does not have the education or skill level to work there. He says he wishes that his company would adopt organizational structure but doubts it is possible. I told Micah that I have been studying the evolution formal organizations in my sociology class and that I would conduct some research to determine how formal organizations, such as the one that he works for, are likely to evolve in the future. The way that I will conduct my research is first explain how formal organizations have evolved over the past century. What differences were there in organizations a century ago, and compare to today’s organizations. I will also tell of the trends in today’s formal organizations. I will describe how each of the characteristics for formal organizations will need to evolve or change in Micah’s organization to be more open and flexible. And I will give an overall prediction based on my research on how organizations like Micah’s evolve in the future.

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