ch02-scott-2003-OT - Organizations as Rational Systems I....

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1 Organizations as Rational Systems I. Introducing Rationality (1) The machine analogy essential parts which are well designed into a functional whole (2) Technical or functional rationality the extent to which a series of actions are organized in such a way to lead to predetermined goals with maximum efficiency
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2 Organizations as Rational Systems II. Defining Characteristics (1) Rational Calculation information, efficiency, optimization, design, implementation (2) Cognitive Limitation constraints, authority, rules, performance programs, and coordination (bounded rationality)
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3 Organizations as Rational Systems II. Defining Characteristics (3) Goal Specificity providing unambiguous criteria for selecting among alternative activities General Goals vs. Specific goals
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Organizations as Rational Systems II. Defining Characteristics (4) Formalization of Rules and Roles The rules are precisely formulated, and roles are prescribed independently of the personal attributes and relations of individuals occupying
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