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  • Formal organization — is a fixed set of rules of intra organization procedures and structures. As such, it is usually set out in writing, with a language of rules that ostensibly leave little discretion for interpretation. In some societies and in some organization,… …   Wikipedia

  • formal — for•mal [[t]ˈfɔr məl[/t]] adj. 1) being in accordance with the usual requirements, customs, etc.; conventional: to pay one s formal respects[/ex] 2) marked by form or ceremony: a formal occasion[/ex] 3) clo designed for wear or use at elaborate… …   From formal English to slang

  • organization — or•gan•i•za•tion [[t]ˌɔr gə nəˈzeɪ ʃən[/t]] n. 1) the act or process of organizing 2) the state or manner of being organized 3) something that is organized 4) organic structure; composition 5) a group of persons organized for some end or work;… …   From formal English to slang

  • organization theory — organization theory, sociology of organizations In practice these terms are used interchangeably, although the former has a slightly wider remit than the latter as it also covers work by non sociologists, including those who are concerned to… …   Dictionary of sociology

  • Organization for Youth Empowerment — Abbreviation OYE Motto Youth Helping Youth in Honduras Formation 2005 Type …   Wikipedia

  • formal structure — formal structure, formal organization A term first used by the Human Relations Movement for the managerial blueprint, organizational chart, or chain of authority and communication in an organization. It may be contrasted with the informal… …   Dictionary of sociology

  • Organization development — (OD) is a new[when?] term which means a conceptual, organization wide effort to increase an organization s effectiveness and viability. Warren Bennis has referred to OD as a response to change, a complex educational strategy intended to change… …   Wikipedia

  • Formal epistemology — is a subdiscipline of epistemology that utilizes formal methods from logic, probability theory and computability theory to elucidate traditional epistemic problems. TopicsSome of the topics that come under the heading of formal epistemology… …   Wikipedia

  • Formal — Form al (f[^o]rm al), a. [L. formalis: cf. F. formel.] 1. Belonging to the form, shape, frame, external appearance, or organization of a thing. [1913 Webster] 2. Belonging to the constitution of a thing, as distinguished from the matter composing …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Formal cause — Formal Form al (f[^o]rm al), a. [L. formalis: cf. F. formel.] 1. Belonging to the form, shape, frame, external appearance, or organization of a thing. [1913 Webster] 2. Belonging to the constitution of a thing, as distinguished from the matter… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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