ORGs in FOUR SECTORS
Any organization consists of people working together, using its resources, towards its goals and mission, within its framework of methods, rules, and policies (culture).
Government - Public Sector Organizations
Under the Constitution this sector sets the legal framework that controls all other sectors.
It includes police & military powers, i.e. huge powers of coercion & violence.
It also provides certain services needed for the common good, e.g. highways, bridges, currency, clean air & water, education, social security.
How broad this list should be is a central focus of national politics and elections.
Who BENEFITS ?
Who OWNS & CONTROLS
these organizations ?
There are FOUR SECTORS: each is different
Government. Public Sector.
All citizens control thru voting in democracy and all benefit collectively.
Business. Private For-Profit Sector.
Owners keep profits & losses.
Civic. "Do Good". 3rd Sector.
Funders decide who benefits.
Please see below
Goods & services for sale.
Supply chains & networks.
Competition in market systems.
This is "the economy".
Profits & losses go to business owners & their investors.
All sizes: Small businesses e.g. independent pizza shops, plumbers, roofers; global giants, e.g. McDonalds, IBM, Disney. Also global online platforms for small sellers, e.g.E-bay, App stores.
Vast total production - "GNP".
Poverty reduced but runaway riches at the top. Polarization.
Govt. & others intersect here.
Vast lobbying of government
by business & other interests.
Mutual Benefit Organizations .
"Members only" own & benefit.
E.g. Social clubs, churches, labor unions, trade/lobbying associations, hobby groups, burial societies, etc.
But NOTE elite level clustering, socializing, networking behavior.
Power Elite hangouts, e.g. on boards of banks, art museums, hospitals.
NOTE the intersection & cross-leveraging of sectors:
CIVIC, Charitable Organizations.
These Orgs. exist to address what members see as social & ethical problems, both thru direct action and service (e.g. Red Cross, food banks, PIRG, Oxfam, PBS) and thru education & advocacy to increase public awareness of and support for their chosen cause.
Often this involves lobbying efforts to influence government efforts in this area (laws, funding, services).
Authoritarian governments are strongly opposed to this sector and try to suppress it.