1. The degree of conflict/competition with the external environment, typically related to the extent of involvement with and dependence on government.
2. The degree of dependence on internal support and unity.
3. The degree to which internal operations and the external environment are believed to be rationalized, that is, characterized by predictable uniformities and therefore subject to planned influence, and affecting all of these.
4.The size and structure of the organization, its heterogeneity of membership and diversity of goals, its centralization of authority.