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Unformatted text preview: org comm.. notes sept. 4 Manifest destiny, age of enlightenment, post-modernism, late modernism is not what considered managerial comm.. Before the industrial revolution no one worked for someone else, and b the 80s on 15% of the population worked for themselves. What is the one best way to organize a business communally because of its employees, and balance the idea of indivisualism The first factories during the industrial revolution used two different tactics. Division of labor and hierarchy The best people are at the top giving orders and the bestial people are at the bottom taking orders. Keneth Burke says that our nature is inherent in our language. We are goaded by hierarchy through our language, the very first thing adam did in the garden of eden was to name things Particularism is getting a job based on who you knew and not necessarily because of merit. The assumption about scientific management is that the company is a well oiled machine. People treat scientific management as if it really were a science when in fact people have the option to say no, whereas water cannot refuse to boil. Paying based on hourly wage and not work accomplished, and managers should manage and workers should work. Henry Fayol- classical management. 14 fundamental principles o jus prescriptions for design o work should be divided rationally and scientifically o official authority vs. personal authority o organizational interest is more important than any one person Max Webber- Buericratic theory. Speed, precision, continuity Hierarchy, the individual is like a cog in the machine (part of) Workers take orders and it flows down, like water to every one else Not a fan because a beuracracy can become an iron cage all of these theories are premiced under the assumption that the reason people work is for money and are based on rational economic motivation Historical Roots contd After the second world war, social scientists were trying to find out how a bunch of good german people could do what they did Mary Parker Fallet- not taken seriously, ideas ahead of her time Departments of Speech were historically studying public discourse and making rhetorical analysis and now were needed for marketing and for running a company....
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