The Meta-organizational level in descision making
The organizations are not stand-alone sets. They operate within the economic system of society and asked to respond to decisions maken by the community.
Decisions which are maken at the level of an organization, are oriented mainly to the interest of the customer, to the resources sharing and the production and distribution of goods and services. Although the interest here focuses on macroeconomical issues, the decision-making process is similar to the individual, group or organizational decision making prosess.
There are also decisions made at social level, which shall fall within the framework of well-being (good-life), culture (civilization), education (culture), the order and justice. Our orientation in this case is not of an economic nature, as exists in a company, whose purpose is purely economic - profit. Bernthal locates the basis of decision-making at this level stating that It is very important for the society's culture, not only the development of a lively economic activity, but also the direction of the individual's efforts in culture consolidating since we achieve economic survival.
At administrative level, and just because of the fact that organizations operate within the economic system that characterizes current society, officers are required to successfully respond to the decisions maken by individual social groups. Considerable influence on these decisions comes from the political regime and the ideology that dominates in a given country and thus to the community living within its boundaries. The differences between states can be a source of tension and hostility.
Generally, the meta-organizational level consists firstly in individual organizations, which in all consists an essential part of the business operation of a country and in societies that create states and embrace ideologies. Different levels of decision-making is to a certain extent, interdependent. In the beginning there is the individual level. Then people form groups that make decisions, these groups make up an organization and the latter has to operate within a specific social context.