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Organization Theory Questions

1. We looked at several "perspectives" or "schools of thought" in Organization Theory. For any four of those "schools" or "perspectives", please provide some distinguishing characteristics of each school plus at least two articles/authors from each that exemplify those characteristics.

2. A pathological organization is one that is neither effective nor efficient. It is truly a "sick" organization; one that is on a downward spiral toward completes ineptness and insignificance. Please discuss what you believe may be symptoms of "bureaupathology," and even causes of these symptoms. What "cures" or remedies do you propose?

3. Please discuss what relationship the formal organization might have on "groupthink".

4. Please discuss the ways the informal organization might impact productivity in a criminal justice organization.

5. Discuss the personality and behavioral characteristics one might expect to see in police officers who are entrenched in police culture.

6. Please compare and contrast the formal and informal organizations.

7. Describe "bureaucracy". What are the characteristics of a bureaucratic organization?

8. In light of the organizational theory you've learned, what public service principles should modern public leaders adopt?

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1. We looked at several "perspectives" or "schools of thought" in Organization Theory. For any four of those "schools" or "perspectives", please provide some distinguishing characteristics of each school plus at least two articles/authors from each that exemplify those characteristics.

Political Organizations involve complex systems that possess individual needs, beliefs, interests, etc. American business, public policy, case-studies, and political theory TJ Lowi, [BOOK] Ideologies and political theory: A conceptual approach M Freeden,

Structure organizations use defined rules and formal authority as effective means to accomplish established objectives. Organization Theory and Structural Perspectives on Management Jeffrey Pfeffer, Modern Structural Organization Theory by Karen Diller on 7 September 2010 •

The culture of an organization is comprised of a plethora of different views, behaviors, norms, etc. in Organizational Culture and Change with these representing informal organizations. American Sociological Review Vol. 13, No. 1, Feb., 1948 Informal Organization and theory of Schism, Chester Barnard: Informal ...

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