Chapter 6 - CHAPTER 6 Governmental Organizational Problems...

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CHAPTER 6 Governmental Organizational Problems Difference between public and private organizations 1. Going out of business is not an option 2. Problems of government are in public view for all to see and criticize 3. Governments tend to do the hard things that the private sector cannot or does not want to do 4. Politics of administrative process creates barriers to effective performance Choice of organizational structure 1. Knott and Miller (1987)- The very choice of organizational structure itself is inherently political Kaufman’s Three Basic Organizational Values (1956) – can’t get all 3 just right, but hard to optimize homeostasis 1. Neutral competence - highly skilled bureaucracy insulated from interference. Compromising efficiency 2. Executive leadership - strong heads politically chosen 3. Representativeness - response to legislative interests and to clienteles most affected by agency decisions Organizational problems are not new, some of the best solutions developed earlier will lead to other new problems Endless search for better coordination: attempting to integrate
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Chapter 6 - CHAPTER 6 Governmental Organizational Problems...

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