It is a common misconception that anarchists reject organisation. In fact, organisation is a fundamental aspect of anarchism itself, and one that most anarchists take very seriously.
Anarchists are proponents of federalism as a mode of political organisation. This would incorporate a network of community assemblies who each employ direct democracy in decision-making. For decisions on wider-reaching issues, each assembly would send a mandated and recallable delegate to a larger assembly. For further widespread issues, these larger assemblies may be required to send delegates to an even larger assembly, so there may be several levels of confederation in order to develop policies to deal with common issues. Thus, there is no centralised body of government, but a network of local assemblies who confederate with each other on a larger scale.
The vital concern with anarchist organisation is to maintain a horizontal, non-hierarchical structure, where the membership shapes the decisions and not some authoritarian bureaucrat or official. This is achieved via a process of consensus decision-making. Usually, a chair or facilitator will be elected at the beginning of a meeting to ensure no one talks over each other and everyone gets a say in the proceedings, as well as encouraging input from those who would usually stay quiet.
A useful tool in anarchist organisation is delegating responsibilities. Whilst hierarchical structures are obviously avoided, it makes sense to allocate certain tasks to certain people. It is possible to appoint a treasurer, communications officer and other positions within an organisation without creating a top-down structure. The people in these positions are subject to recall at any time and carry out their responsibilities based on the decisions made by the group as a whole. In addition, these positions are rotated regularly.
All successful organisational structures must allow for easy communication and other processes whilst stopping domination from powerful individuals. Commitment to these methods by anarchists has been seen throughout the world.
Organisation is important to anarchists as we strongly believe that people should take control of their own struggles, rather than leaving them in the hands of a political party or individual leader. Mass organisation of revolutionary self-activity on a large scale helps us as a class to directly shape and control our own movement. We believe that this is the only way for genuine liberation to be achieved