Processes in organizations usually take the form of human action. The action is a conscious, deliberate and arbitrary behaviour.
Elements of the action
- perpetrator - in the praxeological sense it is always a man/woman (employee, manager),
- purpose of the action - internal or externally imposed stimulus provoking the perpetrator to act,
- result of the operation - the result, the result of intentional and / or unintentional (loss, failure), a product or a product,
- means and methods - methods used to achieve an outcome
- conditions - circumstances of the action, time, space and context-related activities, including external factors which influence the perpetrator.
- equipment - tools, machinery, technical equipment used by the perpetrator to achieve a result of action.
- material - a resource, material, raw material processed by the perpetrator using the apparatus and the means and methods to achieve the results.
- justification for action - rational reasons for taking the actions and intentions of the perpetrator.
- Rothbard, M. N. (1976). Praxeology: The methodology of Austrian economics. The Foundations of Modern Austrian Economics, 19-39.