to perform or complete a job or activity to carry out a task unclear, not specific or definite vague a system where members are ranked according to status or authority a hierarchy based on the idea that everyone is equal and should be involved in making decisions democratic to think of something such as an idea or plan to come up with to be seen or understood in a certain way to be perceived to have the ability to take action without someone telling you what to do next to have initiative dissatisfaction and bad feelings from being treated unfairly resentment