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What is the nature of an organisation? What is the reason that any person becomes part of that organisation? What are the reasons that they support it or struggle to change it or to bring it down?

A person is part of an organisation because of the rewards they gain or the penalties they avoid as a result. Being part of an organisation normally requires some participation, something a person does for the organisation and something the organisation does for the person. The power of the organisation is directly as a result of its power to call on many people to do something.

This call is communicated through the organisation and so effects the members whose participation in any action will at the bottom level depend on the rewards they gain, the penalties they avoid as a result. At a higher level morality is involved and it is instinct, tradition or reason that will determine participation in social action.

A call does not necessarily originate from a single source but may also be the result of a consensus among the members that such an action should be taken. Much of the organisations strength will be through its communication structure that allows it to perceive and act effectively as a single entity.

A more mature organisation may be able to model what it collectively perceives and then process that image to determine the optimum actions to take, perhaps to ensure the survival of the organisation and partly to ensure the survival of its members. Its members may again have rewards or penalties linked to the organisations survival.

Organisations may take on various power structures. Two such power structures are hierarchy and anarchy. Contrary to popular belief anarchy does not mean disorganisation it simply means without any hierarchy.

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