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Social Groups and Ideal Bureaucracy

1. Please explain the role of the following groups and the social functions they support or promote: School, family, Habitat for Humanity.

2. I also need to define these groups in terms of primary and secondary classifications and I am not sure what is meant by that.

3. As far as the organization I volunteer for (Habitat for Humanity.) I am trying to understand if any of Weber's five characteristics of an ideal bureaucracy are directly applicable to Habitat for Humanity?

4. I am also looking for clarification on what some positive and negative ramifications of operating within a bureaucratic structure would be.

I have to write a 2000 word paper on this information. I am NOT looking for someone to do my assignment for me. I am however looking for guidance. Thank you.

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This solution responds to the questions, which include topics such as the role social groups, defining groups in terms of primary and secondary classifications, how Weber's five characteristics of an ideal bureaucracy are directly applicable to Habitat for Humanity and some positive and negative ramifications of operating within a bureaucratic structure. Supplemented with an informative article describing organizational structures, including a bureaucratic structure.

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