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Organizations and Environments: Synergy and Dependence

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Environments shape organizations. In turn, organizations also shape the environments in which they interact. Organizations, in part, also choose which environments they enter and exit, choose which coalitions are most desirable, and determine the contexts in which they function.

Research paper outline: Environments shape organizations; organizations shape environments, interaction, coalitions, contexts, function.

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Topic: Organizations and Environments - Synergy and Dependence

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Organizations are simply an element or part of a larger system, the environment. Organizations exist in societies and are created by societies. Hence, many factors impinge upon the effectiveness of an organization within the environment. Every organization must respond to the needs of its customers or clients, to legal and political constraints, and to economic and technological changes and developments. Every organization must respond to such environmental changes in order to ensure its survival over the passage of time.

In simplest terms, an organization takes resources (inputs) from the larger system (environment), processes these resources and returns them in changed form (outputs). The organizational effectiveness depends on the entire input-process-output cycle and it reflects the interrelationship between the organization and its outside environment.

Leaders and managers constantly need to form coalitions and review information, ideas, reports, gossips and so ...

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In simplest terms, an organization takes resources (inputs) from the larger system (environment), processes these resources and returns them in changed forms (outputs). The organizational effectiveness depends on the entire input-process-output cycle and it reflects the interrelationship between the organization and its outside environment.

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