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Bureaucratic structure and decision-making.

Anthony Downs

Bureaucratic structure and decision-making.

by Anthony Downs

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Published by Rand Corp. in Santa Monica, Calif .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Decision-making.,
  • Bureaucracy.

  • Edition Notes

    Series[Rand Corporation] Memorandum, RM-4646-PR, Research memorandum (Rand Corporation) ;, RM-4646-PR.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQ180.A1 R36 no. 4646
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 150 p.
    Number of Pages150
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5979142M
    LC Control Number66007007
    OCLC/WorldCa8096340

    Organizations that exist in loosely defined or ambiguous environments need to distribute decision-making authority to employees, and thus will often feature a flat organizational structure. The span of control assigned to any specific manager is commonly used to encourage either mechanistic or organic bureaucracy. The book is designed for the average reader and does not require any specialist knowledge. It describes some of the absurdities of bureaucracy and bureaucratic management. Also confronts bureaucratic management with the management by using the price system (free market). It also describes the source of the bureaucracy/5(28).

    Organizational design is a formal and guided process meant for integrating people, information and technology of an organization. Or it can be defined as the manner in which an organization achieves the correct mixture of integration and differentiation of the operations of the organization (Mintzberg, ). It involves subdividing the functional units of an organization [ ]. bureaucratic structures and organizational performance in Kampala Capital City Authority and National Planning Authority. The specific objectives of this study are; 1. To critically review the hierarchical nature of organizational structures 2. To assess the role of rigid .

    The study has three central axioms: (1) All social agents pursue their goals rationally and efficiently. (2) The internal structure and operations of each bureau are greatly influenced by the nature of its social functions. (3) Bureau officials are motivated at least in part by their own self-interest, even when performing official duties.   As you'll have noticed when you phone call centers, visit the bank, or deal with the government in any capacity, bureaucracy can make organizations slow and frustrating to deal with. Endless forms and complex layers of approval impact a company's services along with the morale of its employees. It can leave organizations unable to adapt to new market pressures or external threats. .


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In The Bureaucratic Phenomenon Michel Crozier demonstrates that bureaucratic institutions need to be understood in terms of the cultural context in which they operate. The originality of the study lies in its association of two widely different approaches: the theory of decision-making in large organizations and the cultural analysis of social patterns of by: Bureaucratic Structure and Decisionmaking Author: Anthony Downs Subject: An analysis of the behavior of bureaucratic organizations in a wide variety of situations and a definition of bureaus as organizations.

Created Date: 6/6/ AM. Bureaucratic Theory (Max Weber) Max Weber’s Bureaucratic Theory of Management proposes that the best way to run an organization is to structure it into a rigid hierarchy of people governed by strict rules and procedures.

A bureaucracy is an organization of non-elected officials of a government or organization who implements the rules, laws, and functions of their institution. A bureaucrat is a member of a bureaucracy and can comprise the administration of any organization of any size, though the term usually connotes someone within an institution of government.

Definition: The bureaucratic management theory, introduced by Max Weber stated that to manage an organization efficiently, it is essential to have a clear line of authority along with proper rules, procedures and regulations for controlling each business cracy refers to the possessing of control over a group of people or activities through knowledge, power or authority.

The bureaucratic structure would to a greater extent protect employees from arbitrary rulings from leaders, and would potentially give a greater sense of security to the employees.

Additionally, the bureaucratic structure would create an opportunity for employees to become specialists within one specific area, which would increase the. A bureaucracy is any organization composed of multiple departments, each with policy- and decision-making authority.

Bureaucracy is all around us, from government agencies to offices to schools, so it's important to know how bureaucracies work, what real-world bureaucracies look like, and the pros and cons of bureaucracy. Start studying POS Chapter Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools.

Search. A bureaucracy that follows Weber's ideal bureaucratic structure has all of the following characteristics, EXCEPT ensuring transparency and public access to decision making. Most common structural configurations are simple structure, bureaucracy, divisionalized form, matrix structure, adhocracy, and network organization.

Read more Working Paper. Introduction The rational model of organization is based on the study on human behavior. The heart of a successful administration is efficiency, which is making good decisions with rationality.

Individuals are the subjects in decision making. Therefore, the rational model of organization is all about individuals’ rationality.

However, people cannot behavior absolutely rationally because of. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Downs, Anthony. Bureaucratic structure and decision-making. Santa Monica, Calif., Rand Corp., (OCoLC) and that bureaucratic decision-making was guided by the objectives of efficiency, calculability and predictability.

Consequently, decisions were more rational because they were made ‘without regard to persons’, i.e. were immune to personal, irrational, and emotional aspects. Weber identified three key features of bureaucratic organizations. A bureaucratic structure has both advantages and disadvantages.

Defined by four specific features including a clear hierarchy and a rigid division of labor, a bureaucracy can provide stability and security, while discouraging favoritism. Alternatively, this type of structure.

Bureaucratic Structure Theorist. Max Weber, alive fromis considered the founding father of modern bureaucratic management was a German sociologist and political economist.

The Bureaucracy: How is it structure. Photo of girl eating a hamburger from the FDA website and an article, “FDA Ensures Your Foods From Animals Are Safe.” The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) is an agency in the Department of Health and Human Services, a department in the national government’s bureaucracy.

Even though Weber's writings have been widely discredited, the bureaucratic form lives on. Weber noted six major principles. A formal hierarchical structure. Each level controls the level below and is controlled by the level above.

A formal hierarchy is the basis of central planning and centralized decision making. Management by rules. The Bureaucratic Politics Approach is argued to be an extension of the Foreign Policy Decision-Making Approach. 21 One issue that Allison and Zelikow emphasise, but Snyder and colleagues seemingly do not, is to discover which player(s) among the many players influenced the resultant, and how and why.

A bureaucratic organization is a form of management that has a pyramidal command structure. The bureaucratic organization is very organized with a high degree of formality in the way it operates.

Moe. The politics of bureaucratic structure. In Chubb and Peterson. "American public bureaucracy is not designed to be effective." () Bureaucracies are defined by the political situation that determines their structural design.

"Structural politics is interest group politics." () "If one seeks to understand why structural choices turn out as they do it does not make much sense t.Bureaucratic structures and processes reflected what Weber took to be the dominant cog-nitive orientation of modern societies: rationality.

Rationality, of course, is a loaded word with a multiplicity of meanings, so it is important to be clear on what Weber meant by it and how it related to bureaucratic.

You don’t need to worry about structure of power or delegating decision-making to subordinates, but it doesn’t mean the position wouldn’t require a strong mind. In fact, strong-mindedness is a crucial requirement for a bureaucratic leader, as you need to be able to keep everything in order and ensure the framework isn’t broken.