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Esprit de corps. Promoting team spirit will build harmony and unity within the organization. 3 Fayol's 14 Principles of Management Max Weber Weber (pronounced VAY-ber) was a German sociologist who studied organizational activity. 8 Weber described an ideal type of organization he called a bureaucracy—a form of organization characterized by division of labor, a clearly defined hierarchy, detailed rules and regulations, and impersonal relationships. Weber recognized that this "ideal bureaucracy" didn't exist in reality.

6 When managers analyze the basic work tasks that must be performed, use time-and-motion study to eliminate wasted motions, hire the best qualified workers for a job, and design incentive systems based on output, they're using the principles of scientific management. But current management practice isn't restricted to the scientific management approach. In fact, we can see theories and ideas from the next major approach we'll discuss—the general administrative approach—being used as well. Take a closer look at the concepts and issues you've been reading about.

However, they weren't able to pinpoint what that "something else" was. In 1927, the Western Electric engineers asked Harvard professor Elton Mayo and his associates to join the study as consultants. 9 For example, one experiment was designed to evaluate the effect of a group piecework incentive pay system on group productivity. The results indicated that the incentive plan had less effect on a worker's output than did group pressure, acceptance, and the accompanying security. The researchers concluded that social norms or group standards were the key determinants of individual work behavior.

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