Formal Organizations

Evolution of Formal Organizations

By Brian Morris

Axia College

July 30, 2009

    In the world of formal organizations such as large corporations and businesses that do nationwide and worldwide business there is a lot of structure involved in these companies. Both types of organizations have rules and guidelines they follow according to a basic layout or chart. Many large organizations or businesses of any type use a format or structure to follow to set this into motion. Without these rules the company would not have any type of organization or structure to follow and be considered a reputable company of any kind. Certain requirements must be met and followed by the employees to ensure they are doing a good job for the company.   As both types of structure have rules one is more defined than the other in this case the bureaucratic organization has a different much more alienated view than the formal structure of a basic company.
    A business ran like a bureaucracy can alienate people from within the company or the customers it is meant to serve a purpose much like the gears in a machine. This makes the company profitable and keeps production levels or sale at a good return while the infrastructure for any change needed is slow at work within the company. This weighs heavy on the shoulders of the employees and makes them work hard to ensure they keep their jobs while again the requirements of the company as far as requests for equipment and other job demanding necessities falls way behind in the “red tape” as some call it. This does not benefit the employees in any way, shape, or form and can inevitably slow down the work process in the long run. These structures have been created to get a job done in an efficient manner rather than any other purpose in the design of the company.
    In the formal more basic structure of a company things can be less complicated and run at a different pace then the bureaucracy type of business. Many join these types of...