Informal Organization: Definition, Structure & Examples


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Which of the following is the best explanation of an informal organization?

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1. Which one is not true of an informal organization's relationship with a formal organization?

2. Which one of the following is not a characteristic of an informal organization?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You'll be assessed on your understanding of informal organizations on this quiz and worksheet. You should know about characteristics of an informal organization, as well as its relationship to formal organizations in order to pass the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Make sure you know the following in order to pass the quiz:

  • Explanation of an informal organization
  • Aspect in an informal organization that is counterproductive to the organization's ability to change and grow
  • Relationship between formal and informal organization
  • Counterpart of an informal organization

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on informal organizations
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as formal and informal organizations
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the characteristics of informal organizations
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about aspects that help make informal organizations adaptable to change

Additional Learning

By checking out the lesson, Informal Organization: Definition, Structure & Examples, you'll gain further information about the features of informal organizations. It will explore objectives such as:

  • Understand organizational structure
  • Know the roles of members in an informal organization
  • Identify examples of informal organization