MORE BASICS 

An Org. needs people working together, using its resources, towards its goals & mission,  within its framework of methods, rules, and policies.

 

An Org. is more than the sum of its members and their work. It has a formal, legal existence; it can "die" thru bankruptcy and be "reborn". It can be taken over  by a more powerful org - along with its assets and liabilities. A

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WHO BENEFITS from it and 

WHO OWNS the Organization?

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4 main categories:

 

Public Sector/Government Orgs.

The nation/state/town/region benefits.

    e.g. Army, FEMA, IRS, EPA, Fire Dept. 

Includes some Monopoly Utilities (e.g. electricity, water suppliers) created by special legislation.

   

Private Sector/Business Orgs.

 Owners & investors benefit from profits.

    e.g. IBM, Disney, Exxon, Sears, cruise line 

Private/Nonprofit Orgs. (Third Sector)

Org. exists to address a social problem

    e.g. Red Cross, YMCA, Oxfam, PBS

Membership (Mutual Benefit) Orgs. 

"Members only" own and benefit

va e.g. Churches, trade/lobbying associations, unions, country clubs, co-op Houses, burial societies, sister/brotherhoods, hobby groups

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ORGmuze
 
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Barry Sugarman
 

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