/Normative Organization

A normative organization is a form of social systems where people join not out of coercion or self-interest but to pursue some goal they believe has value in itself. These include community service groups, political movements, many charities and new forms of collaborative networked organizations such as open source software projects or Wikipedia. These organizations involve high levels of positive interdependence, making cooperation an attractor, these relations of positive interdependence create peer interactions of cooperation, with low levels of stratification in a more horizontal networked structure, that is shaped around achieving the combined outcome.