Unformatted text preview: Description Bureaucracy A type of organization marked by a clear hierarchy of authority and the Corporate culture An organizational culture involving rituals, events, or traditions that are Dyad A group consisting of two persons. Formal organization Means by which a group is rationally designed to achieve its objective Formal relations Relations that exist in groups and organizations, laid down by the norm Groupthink A process by which the members of a group ignore ways of thinking a Human resource management A style of management that regards a company's work force as vital to Ideal type A "pure type," constructed by emphasizing certain traits of a social ite In-groups Groups toward which one feels particular loyalty and respect--the gro Informal relations Relations that exist in groups and organizations developed on the bas Information technology Forms of technology based on information processing and requiring m International governmental organization (IGO)An international organization established by treaties between governm International nongovernmental organization (INGO) An international organization established by agreements between the Iron law of oligarchy A term coined by Weber's student Robert Michels meaning that large Leader A person who is able to influence the behavior of other members of a Networks Sets of informal and formal social ties that link people to each other. Oligarchy Rule by a small minority within an organization or society. Organization A large group of individuals with a definite set of authority relations. M Out-groups Groups toward which one feels antagonism and contempt--"those pe Primary groups Groups that are characterized by intense emotional ties, face-to-face Reference group A group that provides a standard for judging one's attitudes or behavio Secondary groups A group characterized by its large size and by impersonal, fleeting rela Social aggregate A simple collection of people who happen to be together in a particula Social capital The social knowledge and connections that enable people to accomp Social category People who share a common characteristic (such as gender or occup Social group A collection of people who regularly interact with one another on the b Surveillance The supervising of the activities of some individuals or groups by othe Surveillance society Term referring to how information about our lives and activities is main Timetables The means by which organizations regularize activities across time an Transactional leaders Leaders who are concerned with accomplishing the group's tasks, ge Transformational leaders Leaders who are able to instill in the members of the group a sense o Triad A group consisting of three persons. Title Reference a clear hierarchy of authority and the existence of written rules of procedure and staffed by full-time, salaried officials. rituals, events, or traditions that are unique to a specific company. lly designed to achieve its objectives, often by means of explicit rules, regulations, and procedures. organizations, laid down by the norms, or rules, of the official system of authority. of a group ignore ways of thinking and plans of action that go against the group consensus. s a company's work force as vital to its economic competitiveness. hasizing certain traits of a social item that do not necessarily exist in reality. An example is Max Weber's ideal type of bureaucra rticular loyalty and respect--the groups to which "we" belong. organizations developed on the basis of personal connections; ways of doing things that depart from formally recognized modes rmation processing and requiring microelectronic circuitry. blished by treaties between governments for purposes of conducting business between the nations making up its membership. blished by agreements between the individuals or private organizations making up its membership. Robert Michels meaning that large organizations tend toward centralization of power, making democracy difficult. he behavior of other members of a group. ies that link people to each other. organization or society. definite set of authority relations. Many types of organizations exist in industrialized societies, influencing most aspects of our liv tagonism and contempt--"those people." ntense emotional ties, face-to-face interaction, intimacy, and a strong, enduring sense of commitment. or judging one's attitudes or behavior. size and by impersonal, fleeting relationships. happen to be together in a particular place but do not significantly interact or identify with one another. ions that enable people to accomplish their goals and extend their influence. acteristic (such as gender or occupation) but do not necessarily interact or identify with one another. y interact with one another on the basis of shared expectations concerning behavior and who share a sense of common identity some individuals or groups by others in order to ensure compliant behavior. about our lives and activities is maintained by organizations. s regularize activities across time and space. ccomplishing the group's tasks, getting group members to do their jobs, and making certain that the group achieves its goals. e members of the group a sense of mission or higher purpose, thereby changing the nature of the group itself. -time, salaried officials. x Weber's ideal type of bureaucratic organization. rt from formally recognized modes of procedure. tions making up its membership. democracy difficult. influencing most aspects of our lives. While not all organizations are bureaucratic, there are close links between the d evelopm share a sense of common identity. at the group achieves its goals. f the group itself. between the d evelopment of organizations and bureaucratic tendencies. ...
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- Spring '08
- Sociology, Robert Michels, group ignore ways