What is an Organization?
Jaap de Jonge, Editor, Netherlands
Someone asked me the other day: what exactly is an organization?
DEFINITION OF AN ORGANIZATION
Well, in in simple terms, an organization is defined as: "an entity comprising one or more people that has at least one particular purpose". An organization is usually made up of various sub-organizations like business units and departments with specialized tasks.
EXAMPLES OF ORGANIZATIONS
Typical examples of organizations are:
- A business firm / company / corporation (for profit organizations)
- A government agency
- An NGO
- An association of volunteers
- A charity
- Various strategic alliances and partnerships
- A joint-venture
- An educational institution