10. Bureaucracy

10. Bureaucracy - Groups Up to now, we have talked about...

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Groups Up to now, we have talked about groups that are basically informal (not having a set of rules specifying different positions, etc.) Many groups have some kind of specified organization and we will be talking about such groups--examples include school systems, universities, companies, non-profit groups, etc.)
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Bureaucracy Bureaucracies have several defining characteristics: 1. Division of Labor A. Different people/groups have different jobs B. Interdependence of different groups
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Bureaucracy 2. Hierarchy of Command A. There are few people who have the most power and much larger group (or groups) that have less power B. Related to division of labor
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Bureaucracy 3. Rules and regulations that are specific and explicit (often in the form of handbooks or policies and procedures) A. These are universalisitc not particularistic B. These usually refer to positions
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Bureaucracy 4. Usually bureaucracies tend to be large (large number of people or large number of groups)
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