Notes1-15 - 1/15/2008 COM240 . I. Max Weber: Principles of...

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1/15/2008 COM240 .. I. Max Weber: Principles of Bureaucracy Theory of “ideal” organizational type Primary components o Job specialization o Centralization o Clear hierarchy of authority o Rationally as a goal o Technical competence as the only criterion for promotion o Impersonality in interpersonal relations Three types of authority 1. Traditional o Legitimate power, position-based (MSU president) 2. Charismatic o Personality-based, unstable (Hillary- great speaker) 3. Ration-legal/Bureaucratic*** o Based on expertise and rationality in application of rules o Power is in the norms, not the person Overall: a closed, impersonal system School of Scientific management II. Frederic Taylor: Principles of Scientific Management (1909) Observed orgs. In scientific manner Wanted to improve productivity Soldiering (workers will hold themselves back if they can- won’t do more work than they have to) Time and Motion Studies 1
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1/15/2008 COM240 o Broke jobs into their smallest segments and found the most effective way to do them Examples of increased productivity a. Pig iron * selection of workers
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