An act is a direct, simple movement of force or energy, as in lifting a stool. Organization is born when more than one person coordinates to execute a work, such as one person passing bundles to another person who puts them in an order. People helping one another in work constitute an organization. A tool applied to do work, such as a crowbar that serves as a lever to lift a weight, can also be referred to as an organization. ‘''When men or materials are arranged to act in a fixed relationships that can be endlessly repeated, an organization is born and is at work.'''An office is such an organization.
Organizations vary in composition:
- Men, materials, rules, events, work can coordinate to become an organization. For example, all social institutions such as offices, families, schools, hospitals, shops, trade, commerce, transport, government, communication, etc. are organizations of one or another description.
- Organizations are worked through rules.
- Organization is made possible by the cooperating attitude of men.
- Society itself is at its base an organization of sorts and therefore it creates various organizations for its survival and growth.
- Organization is born in a society that is conscious. Therefore it can be said: ‘''life progresses by consciousness and consciousness develops by organization.'''
- Organizations can consist mainly of people, forces, rules, systems or attitudes.
- Though there is a main component, it cannot come into existence without the presence of all the other aspects mentioned here.
- Examples of different types of organizations:
- A village is an example of an organization mainly composed of people.
- A computer is an organization consisting mainly of rules of coordination.
- A political party is an organization mainly led by one significant goal.
- A machine is a material organization with material parts whose power issues mainly from its the design.
- A railway is organizations whose essential part is the train.
- Family is, in this sense, an organization in which the binding force is affection born out of blood relationship.
- Organization occupies the fourth place in a chain that begins with Act and ends with consciousness.
Act - Activities - System - ORGANIZATION - Institution - Culture - Custom - Usage - Consciousness.
- Organizations are composed of systems and mature into institutions.
- In one sense, we can say organization is ubiquitous.
- Organization enormously increases the power available for work, drawing that power from the higher planes of existence, called the subtle plane.
- An organization can do the work of 100 or 100,000 people, depending on the plane in which it exists.