The organization has been subdivided through the identification of a social stratum. This is whereby the organization as a whole is subdivided into aggregates of individuals who play various roles within the organization. These individuals are all vital to ensure its continued existence. The organization as a group has a sense of cohesion that is encouraged as well as the use of rules. The organization is organized both formally and informally and also the structure is of the diverse nature.
Formal and informal organizations
Formal organization in my organization can be attributed to various influences. Individuals are socialized into the culture of an organization through formal means, and this determines their formal organization. The development of a culture within an organization can be as a result of long existing characteristics within the organization. This would then dictate the behaviors and values of the members within my organization. Through the formal mechanisms of training and recruitment and supervision as well, this organization is able to impose a set of values, attitudes and behavior among the members.
In general, the informal structure is also a product or manifestation of an organization's actual culture. Informal structures within my organization usually entail the goals, structures and activities as well which are not officially acknowledged. This defers to a greater extent from the formal structure and is depended upon the ability of the administration to control the behaviors of staff within the organization. Therefore, it is in order to encourage those within the organization to follow a desired culture if it is well established. Informal structures are also as a result of influence by the process of socialization within the organization.
However, a degree of leakage of power exists within the organization, especially because of the extent of its size. For large systems like this, culture of the organization is based to some degree on the values and preferences of those who constitute it. Hence, the organization’s formal structures aid in the provision of a framework for the development and establishment of its informal structure.
Formal and informal leaders
Formal leaders are those involved directly with the running of the organization and its existence. They have a legitimate power of position as compared to informal leaders. Furthermore, they have authority within the organization to influence others to attain the goals and objectives of the organization. They are involved with implementation of policies as well as determine the roles of everyone within the organization. They form part of the structural frame of the organization and help in ensuring that the organization achieves its goals and needs. Those in the organization also play a formal role as long as the organization recognizes them as members.
Informal leadership also arises within organizations. The informal leaders in my organization arise based on those individuals who do not have formal authority vested in them by either supervisory status or rank. Thus, they have developed sufficient power to be able to control and influence other members within the organization. Informal leaders usually get the role because other individuals within the organization view them as having a sizeable deal of information and expertise about the organization and its formation. They also tend to have above average communication skills, thus acquire the role of informal leaders with ease. Informal leaders play an enormous role within my organization since they are well aware of the goals of the organization. Risks are also involved because the same informal leaders could lead to destruction of the organization if they turn against the formal leaders of the organization.
Diversity within the organization
Both gender and racial diversity are fundamental issues that any organization considers. I’m my organization; gender is well diversified to ensure equality for the sexes. Even though, the number of females is lower in comparison to the males, the organization always makes decisions and policies ensure this gap is reduced with time. Racial diversity is also well realized BT the fact that all races are represented when it comes to management positions, and the degree is almost level to the level of racial diversity within the workforce. On the most fundamental level, citizenship and membership represent a formal and lasting form of institutional exclusion within this organization. This is because citizen ship is based on legalities and should be considered.
All human groupings tend to identify their members and treat their own more or less equally than others, either of it outsiders or the excluded, very differently. This diversity is attributed to factors related to the environment that the organization has been established. Since the bulk of the workforce comes from those within the community that the organization exists in, diversification within the company is well at par with the diversity of the community around it. Leadership in the organization is the only differentiating factor because of the expertise required for the leadership. The only setback is that the community living around the organization does not have sufficient resources, in this case individuals who meet the various prerequisites of the leadership positions.
In conclusion, social stratification within the social structure can be witnessed to play a huge role in the formation and existence of organizations. Thus, it should be established and maintained.
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