Organisations and Their Missions
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Organisations and Their Missions book
Most o f the important thinkers who have contributed in the last 200 years or so to the interpretation and understanding o f society as a whole have had to concern themselves more or less directly with the changing nature and dimensions o f the organisational phenomenon. Many o f them, much closer than us to the period of industrial take-off, saw or sensed the accelerative thrust o f new science-based technologies and the rapid multiplication o f work organisations implied in this. Today, the proportion o f work in the industrial societies (other than the domestic work of housewives-though we can expect some changes here) that is not carried out by formal organisations is negligible, and the remnants o f individual craft labour, subsistence agriculture, and to a lesser extent, self-employment, remain as reminders of our pasts.