Organizational Models

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Organizational Models Like groups in general, formal organizations are everywhere. Thus, sociologists have been quite  interested in studying how organizations work. To learn more about how organizations operate  effectively, sociologists develop  organizational models . Some models describe the actual  characteristics of organizations, while others describe the ideal characteristics for achieving their  goals. To date, no single model has adequately described the fully complex nature of organizations  in general.  Bureaucratic organizations Max Weber noted that modern Western society has necessitated a certain type of formal  organization:  bureaucracy . According to Weber, who believed that bureaucracy is the most efficient  form of organization possible, the essential characteristics of a bureaucracy include  Written regulations and rules, which maximize bureaucratic operations and efficiency. A highly defined hierarchy of authority, in which those higher in the hierarchy give 
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This note was uploaded on 11/21/2011 for the course SOCI 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '09 term at Texas State.

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