Define Social Organizations
Elliot and Merrill define social organization is a state or a condition in which various institutions of a society are functioning to recognize their purposes.
According to Earnest Jones it is a system in which all the parts of a society are interrelated to each other and to the whole society in a meaningful way.
Characteristics of Social Organizations
Following are the main characteristics of social organizations
Unanimity among Members
Unanimity means the full agreement among the members of a social organization who accept the situation willingly. Unanimity among members of a social organization is an important character which plays a vital role in the existence of that organization. Every individual in a group or society has its own status and according to the status they perform various roles which are acceptance to the whole group. But when the status or a role of an individual charged it becomes dysfunctional to the social organization and leads to social disorganization. For example caste system in its initial stages worked well and was a part of our social organization but when the statuses of the individual in caste system were misused. The whole system of social organization equilibrium members is necessary.