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 worker’s 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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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2012 for the course SYG 1000 taught by Professor Glorialessan during the Spring '12 term at Florida State College.

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