organizational theory ii

organizational theory ii - Comes from newer (Theory Y)...

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Unformatted text preview: Comes from newer (Theory Y) ideas about people No one best way; structure is contingent on people/situation 2 Dichotomies Mechanistic Organic Usually Bureaucratic in nature Strict hierarchy/division of labor Authority at the top; accountable to immediate supervisor Communication is up/down structure Still good for lower skilled work: factory assembly lines, custodial work, etc Opposite extreme: Matrix/Team models No defined hierarchy; amoeba like Work defined by situation Freeflowing communication Broader responsibility Better for competent, professional orgs 2 sets of supervisors, etc Work of David Easton & Katz & Kahn Organizations are open systems; influence/are influenced Generalized, 3 elements Inputs Throughputs Outputs Chester Barnard Personal contact and interaction not formally specified May be accidental/incidental to activity Gravitate towards people you like/who are like you Beneficial: Increase cohesiveness Way to vent/purge, etc Increase communication Organic problem solving Problems: May be exclusive ...
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