Formal groups determine culture, codes of conduct and core values, and informal groups form more personal relationships that align with the mission statement. Informal encounters between employees help each understand th... More »

Informal imperialism is the use of indirect means to control an area. Indirect means can be a military presence but is usually centered around economic control. Trading and loans are two essential parts of economic-cente... More »

Formal communication networks facilitate official communication within any organization. Informal communication networks are characterized by unofficial and unpredictable communication. Both networks may include small or... More »

A mission statement includes an organization's purpose, the activities of the organization and the core values and beliefs held by members of the organization. It conveys the culture and goals of the organization both to... More » Business & Finance Careers Applying & Interviewing

A personal mission statement should include your past successes, core values, contributions and personal goals. Your personal mission statement should be simple, clear and brief. The best mission statements are not extre... More » Business & Finance Business Resources Business Communications

Ideal culture refers to the idealized system of norms and values that a society claims to believe. The ideal culture exists in tandem with the real culture, which involves the actual values and norms followed by a societ... More »

The basic concepts of sociology revolve around the patterns of human behavior that sociology looks to study: society and culture, ways in which individuals and groups interact and the factors which influence an individua... More »