Formal Organization Structure: Utilitarian, Normative & Coercive


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Which of the following is NOT an example of a formal organization?

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1. A prison is an example of a(n) _____.

2. A restaurant is an example of _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and accompanying worksheet describe the characteristics of formal organizations. Practice questions will ask you to identify types of formal organizations and their characteristics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Test your understanding of the structures of formal organizations in society, including:

  • Examples of formal organizations
  • Characteristics of formal organizations
  • Types of formal organizations

Skills Practiced

This assessment will help you practice these skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about societal structure in a different light
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast normative organizations, coercive organizations, and utilitarian organizations
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the structures of a formal organization

Additional Learning

For a better understanding of how society accomplishes tasks, review this lesson titled Formal Organization Structure: Utilitarian, Normative & Coercive. This lesson examines:

  • The definition of a formal organization
  • The characteristics of formal organizations
  • A comparison of three different formal organizations: coercive, utilitarian, and normative