[An organisation] is a set of people who share many beliefs, values, and assumptions that encorage them to make mutually-reinforcing interpretations of their own acts and the acts of others" [1]

However, it is debateable whether this is a definition of an an organisation (n), or an outcome of its organisation (v).

1. Smircich, L. & Stubbart, C. (1985) Strategic management in an enacted world. Academy of Management Review, vol. *10*, 724-736 quoted in Weick, K.E. 1995, Sensemaking in Organizations, Sage, Thousands Oaks, CA, p73.
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