SOME BASICS for any ORGANIZATION
An Organization brings people together for COLLABORATION -- to achieve RESULTS not otherwise possible.
Orgs. can achieve Large SCALE and STABILITY.
Members may come and go but the Organization continues.
An Org. has its NAME and symbols, its MISSION and methods, its BOUNDARIES.
A big ship can be a useful example for us,
more visible than many organizations.
Each ship has its captain, crew, and customers; it has structures and operating rules. Its strategy and mission is set by head office and can be changed.
In a major emergency (for example) the ship could switch from pleasure boat to troop carrier or become a large life boat, doing rescue and evacuation work.