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Organizing is the act of rearranging elements following one or more rules. It can also be seeing as the opposite of messing up.

One organized opposite could be disordered, since ordered is almost a sinonimous. The difference between ordered and organized is that something is only ordered as long as it is both organized and standardized.


Anything is commonly considered organized when it looks like everything has a correct order of placement. But it's only ultimately organized if any element has no difference on time taken to find it. In that sense, organizing can also be defined as the act to place different objects in order for better searching.

Organizations are groups of people frequently trying to organize some specific subject, such as political issues. So, even while organizing can be viewed as a simple definition, it can get as complex as organizing the world's information.


Historically, humans have always tried to organize ourselves. Be it on religion, through books and spoken word, or in science, through journals and studies, or in many other ways. Writing ideas in a book, not to talk to someone, but to specific catalog is also an attempt to organize information.

Science books are notable by their organization attempt of an specific subject. Encyclopedias, instead, usually try to organize any subject into one place, for faster indexing and seeking of meanings.

Recently there was the advent of computers and in the last decade, a huge Internet usage world wide. Notably, the Internet growth is directly related to the advent of websites to search the internet, which also means organizing the internet, since nobody would know how to get anywhere without either guessing, hints or those websites.


Organizing, in companies point of view, is the management function that usually follows after planning. And it involves the assignment of tasks, the grouping of tasks into departments and the assignment of authority and allocation of resources across the organization.

See alsoEdit


  • Organizing from the Inside Out by Julie Morgenstern, Owl Books 1998 ISBN 0805056491


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