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Introduction to Organization Systems

Organizations vary in size, purpose, and a slew of other variables, and the organization systems they develop and utilize, formally and informally, exhibit similar variety. These perspectives, in turn, have been developed by leveraging diverse but related perspectives and supporting theories as well, further increasing the complexities associated with the topic of organization systems.

A clear and concise discussion regarding several core organization system perspectives is critical to achieve a better understanding of their foundations, their construct and purpose, their applications in real-world scenarios, and the similarities and differences between them. This initial discussion will center on three of these organization system perspectives: rational, natural, and open.

Rational Systems

The rational system perspect