Bureaucracies - Oligarchy (Michels) Bureaucratic inertia...

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Bureaucracy An organizational model based on rational allocation of resources to achieve a job in an efficient manner
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Characteristics of a bureaucracy Specialization Hierarchical structure Rules and regulations Impersonal Functional hiring and promotions Paperwork
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Ideal type A concept that encompasses all of the empirical situations of a particular phenomena
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Benefits Efficiency Objective evaluation Standardization Predictability
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Negative effects Alienation Trained incapacity Ritualism Passing the ball Waste
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Unformatted text preview: Oligarchy (Michels) Bureaucratic inertia Japanese Organizations Hire workers for life Rotational jobs Team work Group decisions (workers and managers) Loyalty to workers family Comparison One form is no better than the other in absolute sense Each model is supported by different cultural environments Both models face challenges due to gender, minorities, and the changing nature of work McDonaldization Efficiency Predictability Uniformity Control...
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