For the vast majority of workers whatever their physical workplace may be like their psychological workplace is an organization of some kind. For the 10 per cent or so of the working population of industrialized countries who are self-employed this may not always be the case, particularly if they work from home. Even here, though, people must deal with work organizations, for example in marketing their skills and services. And of course there are many family business organizations — especially in the most profitable economic sector, organised crime — where the family home is also the workplace, as it was in pre-industrial times. It would not be too much of an exaggeration, therefore, to describe work organizations as practically ubiquitous. Which leads us to the obvious question.
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