From the nineteenth century to now, management theorists (gurus) have enhanced our understanding of management and motivation. Conduct academic research and select one of these to report about on the forum. Evaluate the pros and cons of the theory they promoted. Pick a theorist ; there are at least twenty-five of them from Henri Fayol to now!
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In the late 1800s, Max Weber criticized organizations for running their
businesses like a family, or what some of us might refer to as 'mom and
pop'. Weber believed this informal organization of supervisors and
employees inhibited the potential success of a company because power was
misplaced. He felt that employees were loyal to their bosses and not to
Weber believed in a more formalized, rigid structure of organization known as a bureaucracy.
This non-personal view of organizations followed a formal structure
where rules, formal legitimate authority and competence were
characteristics of appropriate management practices
Bureaucratic organizations embrace division of labor which is efficient
Bureaucratic organizations do not have leadership wrangles as the have defined leadership hierarchy.
Bureaucratic organizations have set rules and regulation hence no anarchy.
Wastage of time as a result of a lot of procedures and protocols to be obeyed.
The bureaucratic nature of the business may breach humane relations
It may lead to dictatorship.
Delayed implimentation of policies
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Jan 6th, 2016
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