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Unformatted text preview: • Why? Another Characteristic • In-class demonstration U-Curve of Information Results of the characteristics of bureaucracies • How does diffusion of responsibility apply? – A. Division of labor • 1) could lessen diffusion of responsibility--how? • 2) could lead to more diffusion of responsibility-how? • 3) additional issue related to coordination problems Results of Characteristics of Bureaucracies – B. Large size – C. Hierarchy of Command • 1) Not my job Preventing diffusion of responsibility in bureaucracies • How could bureaucracies be built so that diffusion of responsibility is prevented? • And--are there any instances in which you would want to diffuse responsibility?...
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This note was uploaded on 05/11/2008 for the course SOCI 205 taught by Professor Evans during the Fall '08 term at Texas A&M.
- Fall '08