Process views of organization
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The word ‘process’2 has been used in many ways in connection with organization. In ancient times, long before organization studies emerged as a distinct ﬁeld, process was probably seen as that which was provided by logistics. It is inconceivable that the pyramids were constructed without some notion of ﬂow of materials, provisions, manpower or information. It is also inconceivable that the emergence of cities, warfare, public administration and organized trade could have been accomplished without notions of process. Today the word ‘process’ is tagged on to a number of keywords associatedwith organizations, such as communication, administration and production. For what it is worth, combinations such as production processes, communication processes and administration processes account for millions of hits on Google.