CHAPTER 5 Types of Social Organisation




For society or any organisation to prosper there must be social cohesion; agreed arrangements about what is acceptable and/or productive behaviour. However, clearly not all people do behave in constructive or productive ways. So why might that be the case? Often when we see people behaving in ways that we do not understand. A simple, and rather lazy, way of explaining, or perhaps dismissing that behaviour, is to categorise it as Mad, Bad or Stupid (MBS) or a combination of those. Why would a person be working at a height of 50 metres on a construction site with no safety harness or safety equipment? Why would someone keep silent in a meeting implying agreement and then criticise the outcome outside ...

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