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dc.title Mechanistic, or biotic organizations: Research of organizational principles towards sustainability of social systems en
dc.contributor.author Slinták, Karel
dc.relation.ispartof Journal of Security and Sustainability Issues
dc.identifier.issn 2029-7017 Scopus Sources, Sherpa/RoMEO, JCR
dc.date.issued 2017
utb.relation.volume 7
utb.relation.issue 1
dc.citation.spage 95
dc.citation.epage 112
dc.type article
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher General Jonas Zemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania
dc.identifier.doi 10.9770/jssi.2017.6.1(8)
dc.subject Adhocracy en
dc.subject Leadership en
dc.subject Living system en
dc.subject Mechanistic system en
dc.subject Service to society en
dc.subject Shared vision en
dc.description.abstract This article deals with the question of how we perceive organizations - as machines for making money, or as living systems with specific needs and objectives. In accordance with these views, a model of a biotic organization has been created with the research aim to measure the level of representation of biotic organizations in the business environment. The model of a biotic organization consists of four principles: amorphous structure, leadership, shared vision and service to its own environment. In practice, the existence of the individual elements of the biotic organization were evaluated by quantitative and qualitative research. Answers were sought and found to the four partial questions put forward, namely: What is the purpose of the existence of the organization? What type of structure is applied in organizations? Is there a shared vision within organizations? Which of these principles, management or leadership, is applied more in practice? The results of the research show that only five percent of organizations in the business environment are biotic organizations. This confirms the research hypothesis that this organizational form is not prevalent in the current economic environment. The low level application of biotic principles reveals that most companies are still organized on the basis of the principles of mechanistic organizations. This is reflected in formal hierarchies, a pyramidal structure and traditional management that create an environment of command and control. en
utb.faculty Faculty of Management and Economics
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10563/1007542
utb.identifier.obdid 43876604
utb.identifier.scopus 2-s2.0-85030636181
utb.source j-scopus
dc.date.accessioned 2018-01-15T16:31:25Z
dc.date.available 2018-01-15T16:31:25Z
dc.rights Attribution 3.0 Unported
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
dc.rights.access openAccess
utb.contributor.internalauthor Slinták, Karel
utb.fulltext.affiliation Karel Slinták1 1 Tomas Bata University in Zlín, nám. T. G. Masaryka 5555, 760 01, Zlín E-mail: 1 slintak@fame.utb.cz
utb.fulltext.dates Received 11 December 2016; accepted 25 March 2017
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