Organizational Form of the Information Society

Organizational Forms in Human Societies

The difference between organizational forms of the Industrial and Information Age is acute. They shifted from vertical (bureaucracy) to horizontal (networked) organizational structures. In terms of urban geography, the second organizational (bureaucratic) form requires physical office space where vertical control can be maintained. The third form (networked), requires less office space in central areas as long as the cohesion of the working unit is supported by a telecommunication system.