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Organizational sociology

Please assist with the following topic based on reference reading book Modaff, D.P. , Butler, J. A., & DeWine, S. (2008). Organizational Communication: Foundations, Challenges, and Misunderstandings, 3d ed.) :
1. Taking a historical viewpoint, discuss the evolution of the topic of complex organizations over the years. That is, how has our thinking about complex organizations evolved and changed over time?
2. Then, consider the theories of organizations you have covered i this course (such as human relations, structuration, systems theory, critical theory, and more). Which of these do you think is the most valuable for understanding organizations today? Justify your response by clearly defining the theoretical perspective you have chosen.
3. Next, provide at least two pertinent organizational behavior examples that demonstrate the value and appropriateness of the theory you have chosen. (For example, if you have chosen critical theory, you may want to discuss examples of organizations that have been particularly hegemonic in their behavior.)
4. Finally, offer a detailed reflective commentary on how complex organizations may change going forward. For example, do you believe organizations will become more humane? Will they adopt more of a complex learning strategy? Could you envision a future where organizations become more authoritarian? The future you describe is up to you, but be sure to ground your commentary in relevant scholarly material.

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Complex Organizations

What are complex organizations? Simply put, they are organizations that have so many members, a host of processes, rules, units as well as complicated strategies and administrative. The organizational chart and hierarchy of such an organization requires explanation and cannot be easily understood or explain in one simple organizational chart. There are layers of administrative units that require a specialized and adapted form of leadership and management. And, while the principles of management remain in essence the same, the way that it is rolled out in that organization is based on its culture and demands. Increasingly, in such a globalized world, multinational corporations, big bureaucracies and highly specialized organizations have now become complex. This is the reason why understanding organizational theories is important because we live in a social reality wherein complex organizations are entrenched and part of the social structures that allow society to be (i.e. the government, the military, government agencies). To understand why organizations have become more complex, one has to look back at the history of organizations. There had always been organizations in the human experienced - informal but intimate social groups - and since the modern age, formal means of organizing human beings for the purpose of faith, government or economics.

But in the days of the Knights Templar, for example - they had a simple system of banking. Crusaders would give money to the Templars' bank prior to setting off in the Crusades where they would get a piece of paper that indicated their deposit whereby they can withdraw said amount in Jerusalem and key Templars positions across Europe throughout their journey as they need it. ...

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The solution provides information, assistanxe and advice in tackling the task (see above, 1-4) on the topic of complex organization and organizational social science. Resources are listed; a word-version is attached.

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