Lecture 6 - Groups, Networks and Organizations 1...

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1 Groups, Networks and Organizations
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2 Bureaucracies Bureaucratic Organizations are a type of “Formal Organization” Bureaucratic organization or structure is a feature that is present to some degree in most formal organizations : when most of the structural features of bureaucratic organization are present in a formal organization, we typically refer to it as a bureaucracy
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3 Max Weber identified many formal characteristics of bureaucracies (see the textbook p. 149) 1) a division of labor within the organization so that work can be specialized 2) there is an official hierarchy of authority 3) official reward system --rewards such as income and prestige are based on doing a good job a) there are distinct career ladders within the bureaucracy b) hiring and promotion are based on competence as measured by objective tests 4) impersonal relationships within bureaucracy governed by rules and regulations 5) keeping of records and files
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4 Informal Structures
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Lecture 6 - Groups, Networks and Organizations 1...

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