Unformatted text preview: rules and goals of the organization as their own. Individuals ultimately offer a great amount of respect to organizations. People define themselves through the organizations to which they belong. . A Weberian Analysis of Bureaucracy Max Weber is renowned for his analysis of bureaucracies. He interprets the features that evolve within social structure as an attempt to make organizations more rational. Weber contends that as social structure becomes more complex, people turn away from policies based on tradition, customs, emotions, and personal values to policies based on efficiency and rationality. Rationalism Rationalism refers to the careful calculation of practical results. Capitalism encompasses the pursuit of maximum profit and the private ownership of property. Calculated rules and procedures characterize bureaucracies. Bureaucracies allow for more efficient decision making. They provide the means to organize and serve many people....
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
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