Source: Intro Music by Mark Hannan; Public Domain, Images from www.clker.com, Public Domain
Large social groups intentionally organized to achieve specific goals (i.e. government agencies, the United States Post Office, corporations, and higher education).
Organizations that pay people for their efforts and thereby provide jobs.
Organizations that exist to pursue some goal in common that participants believe has moral value or is good for society (also sometimes called voluntary associations).
Organizations that are involuntary for their members (i.e. prisons and mental institutions).
Social influences outside an organization that affect its operation, and even its existence.