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Unformatted text preview: Bureaucracy: Fayol and Weber Fundaments BIG Q: How did big companies organize?
Unity of command Weber one person who makes final decisions one (he exists for every level of hierarchy) (he Hierarchy of authority Hierarchy Division of labor Division Everyone has to fit in their box and do Everyone what they are assigned to do what Subordination of individual interests to Subordination the general interest the Authority If you get an order you follow that If order. Decision making is centralized so that Decision there is somebody who has ultimate voice voice Job descriptions Job Written rules, decision Written guidelines, and policies guidelines, Consistent procedures, Consistent regulations, and policies regulations, Staffing and promotion based Staffing on qualification on Degree of centralization Degree Close communication channels Order Equity Everyone has to follow rules Sense of community Esprit de corps Fundamentals of Bureaucracy of Chain of Command Chain Always someone who has Always authority to make a decision authority A bureaucracy doesn’t work bureaucracy unless there is a clear defined set of rules, especially in cases when it’s unclear as to what to do what Boss Vice President Supervisor Employee Rules & Regulations Set Up by Function Communication Minimal = Communication because rules establish everything; everyone is just going at their job going Departmentalization Departmentalization (Put together people doing same job)
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This note was uploaded on 03/08/2009 for the course AEM 1200 taught by Professor Perez,p.d. during the Spring '06 term at Cornell.
- Spring '06