Why do people behave this
Organizations and Individuals
We operate within a complex web of
structures, processes, and human
Environments, Organizations, and Human
Beings are all complex in their own way.
We have ways of
Lecture 2-Classical and NeoClassical Organization Theory
Suzanne Beaumaster, Ph.D.
Classical Organizational Theory
The Systems Approach
What is a System?
A collection of parts that operate
interdependently to achieve a common
Posits that the performance of the whole
is greater that the sum of the
performance of its parts.
The Structure of American
What is Government?
is the term generally used to
describe the formal institutions through which
a society is ruled; we typically use the term
state to these formal inst
Introduction to Public Policy
What is Public Policy?
Tends to be Vague
Policy is a long process of interrelated
activities comprised of laws aimed at
mitigating a p
Models of Public Policy
Lenses to help us understand
who gets what, when, and
The Usual Suspects
Patterns of Activities
Focus on the How of policy but
not so much on