formal organization

Definition

Rules established by an organization to govern procedures and operations. These rules are generally in writing and very specific, leaving little room for misunderstandings. Depending on the individual organization, these rules may be strictly adhered to or in some cases considered little more than a formality that few follow.

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  • I did not the formal organization because some of the requirements were too hard to live up to and I did not wan that kind of stress.

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  • You need to try to treat your business like a formal organization so people will always act in a professional way.

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  • The club members did not agree with the formal organization of its social club, so they decided to begin a new club of their own.

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