a student's perspective LO7137

Dr. Ivan Blanco (BLANCO@BU4090.BARRY.EDU)
Thu, 2 May 1996 15:03:29 -0400 (EDT)

Replying to LO7058 --

> Re the comment,
> "--my personnal belief is that organizations can not be compared to
> communities. organizations are tied to earnings, communities are tied to
> living. these are two different things."
> I would have said organizations are groups of people tied together by
> common goals. Communities are groups of people tied together by common
> goals. Therefore...

Is it possible to think of communities without including their
organizations? I would say that organizations (business and otherwise)
and communities are interconnected. In fact neither exists independently
of the other. Organizations are communities, and communities are
organizations. Even in the case of large corporations (stateless ones),
they still form part of many commnunities in many different ways. The
local Pepsi Plant in your community is a interactive component of that
community, for example.

-- Ivan,


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