Organizational Theory Analysis

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Organizational Theory is the study of the structure of an organization in terms of its people, its culture, its managerial aspects, and factors that contributes to its design both internally and externally (Business Dictionary, n.d.). There are several concepts that have been brought forward to really understand the organizations of today. This essay will talk about four of these concepts being the Scientific Management, the Administrative Theory, the Bureaucracy and Organizational structure, and the Administrative Behavior. I will pick one of them that I feel being the most influential from both historic and managerial perspectives. Finally, consideration on how these concepts impacted the development of the current organizational theories…show more content…
Taylor’s Scientific Management theory, though not very useful nowadays, has introduced the notion of systematic selection and training of employees, a notable contribution in the field of Organizational theory. Furthermore, this theory is the underlining reason as to why we can enjoy teamwork efficiency and proper organizational design (Mindtool, n.d.). As for Fayol’s administrative theory, hierarchical structures are still relevant in a manufacturing organization thought it is less enforced in other types of organizations. His points on specialization of employees, managerial authority, discipline, unity of command, and working for a specific objective is still valid and highly applicable in the current system. The element of reducing employment turnover, cleanliness and fairness, plus emphasizing on the good morale of employees are still in force in today’s world. Weber’s bureaucratic theory is still used in the public sector. A good example is the Democratic Party in USA which highly applies the bureaucratic theory to perform. Other places where it is important to apply this theory is in the job description, performance appraisal and the accounting department of an organization (MyZon, Oct 1st, 2010). Last, but not the least, Simon’s Administrative Theory has its own contribution to the current organizational theory. The…show more content…
It is fascinating to see how it was all a gradual evolvement whether it was Taylor’s, Fayol’s, Weber’s, or Simon’s contributions. Many of their characteristics are still very familiar in an organizational setting and several contemporary theories have been withdrawn from these theories. It is prudent enough to say that these four scholars have created a strong foundation in the world of organizational

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