Unformatted text preview: 5. Promotion on the basis of merit and qualifications – people are treated equally and are promoted based on merit not favoritism. Informal Organizations – groups within the formal organization. Formed spontaneously within the group. Within the Bureaucracy groups form to meet the values and norms of that group – conformity is maintained through the use of sanctions. They develop because bureaucracies tend to be impersonal. Informal groups offer affection, support, humor, and protection. Iron law of Oligarchy – power becomes more and more concentrated in the hands of fewer members of any organization. Those that are in power want to remain in power, so they pass rules that make it easier for them to stay in power....
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- Fall '10
- Sociology, Informal organization, Bureaucracy groups, merit not favoritism