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Unformatted text preview: Emphasis on Control Theory "X" mentality People are inherently lazy People do not want to work People must be coerced into working Still see/use this today Move from Ag based workforce to industrial workforce Need to understand the new work environment Max Weber: Bureaucracy Frederick Taylor: Scientific Management Negative Connotation Sometimes appropriate All formal organizations have some elements of WB. 5 Major Elements Rules and Regulations Hierarchical Structure Written Records Rational Program of Personnel Management Division of Labor Multiple criticisms So, not ideal but has good functions Shop level organization ( 3 elements) Use of Science to find the One Best Way to do a job Professional Management Mutuality of Interests Criticisms Maslow: SelfActualization Argyris: Move towards deep abiding interests, etc MacGregor: Theory "Y" > People are inherently motivated > Work is a natural act > People will make commitments for rewards "Free People up" to do their work Design organizations around people, don't mold them to fit. New ways of organizing people and work. ...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PSC 206 taught by Professor Akin during the Spring '08 term at Alabama.

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