Bureaucracies-- Good or Bad?

Complete the following 5 tasks involving bureaucracies on a word document then copy and paste into the discussion board. Comment on two peoples #5 answers.

1. Using Weber's Model on pg. 83 of your books, list the five characteristics of a bureaucracy.

2. Using the information on pgs. 87,89 of your books, list the following:
What are some positives of bureaucracies?
What are some negatives of bureaucracies?

3. Click on the link below and read the Ch 4 Reading about Japanese business. Then answer the two questions at the end of the reading.




4. Read "Applying Sociology" on pg. 88 and answer the two THINK ABOUT IT questions.

5. Use the following sources listed below to help you answer this question: "Are bureaucracies effective and why?" Make sure you:
a. Give an opinion.
b. Use three examples to support your opinion.
c. Make relevant comments to two other peoples answers to #5. bureaucrat2.jpg


Bureacracies Are Effective:

Reading

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Bureacracies Are Not Effective:

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Rubric: 20 points
1. Each correct characteristic is worth 1 point for total of: --- 5 points
2. Having at least five positive/negative characteristics of bureaucracies is worth 1 point each for total of: --- 5 points
3. Answering both questions correctly is worth 1 point each for total of: --- 2 points
4. Answering both questions correctly is worth 1 point each for total of: --- 2 points
5. Number 5 will be scored as the following:
a. Your opinion is worth 1 point: --- 1 point
b. Each of your three examples to support your opinion is worth 1 point each for total of: --- 3 points
c. Each relevant comment to others opinions is worth 1 point each for total of: ---2 points