25 November 2008

The Two Basic Questions Of Organization Science

1. Why do organizations look so similar?

2. Why do organizations look so different?

2 comments:

Hey Skipper said...

You ask the same question of trees.

The broad characteristics of the class "organization" do not specify in detail the configuration of any instance within the class.

jim hamlen said...

It depends on who is in charge. The US military of 2008 (or 1991) is obviously quite different than that of 1973 (or 1980).