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There are five levels/stages to any organization:
According to Richard L. Daft  there are four stages in an Organizational Life Cycle.
The four stages are:
- Entrepreneurial stage -> Crisis: Need for leadership
- Collectivity stage -> Crisis: Need for delegation
- Formalization stage -> Crisis: Too much red tape
- Elaboration stage -> Crisis: Need for revitalization
(Richard L. Daft, Understanding the Theory and Design of Organizations, first edition 2007, ISBN 0-324-42271-7)
- R. L. Daft, H. Willmott Murphy (2010), Organization theory and design, p. 356
- Understanding the Theory and Design of Organizations, first edition
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