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Classification of Social Groups - According to the Degree of Organization

A well-organized group has well defined objectives. The functioning of such groups is governed by number of rules and regulations, which govern the functioning of such groups. According to this criterion a group can be classified into two types.

a) Formal Groups.

b) Informal Groups.

a) Formal Groups:

These groups have more rules and regulations to govern their functioning. The relationship of the members is governed by these rules. These groups are generally large in size and the members have many restrictions e.g. College, Government Departments, Army etc.

b) Informal Groups:

In those types of groups there are no much formalities, rules and regulations. The degree of organization is less in the sense that the members have not be undergo confinements and strict limitations for behavior and actions. The members have many liberties and very less control as exists in Friendship group. Gossip group and family group etc.

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