U S FOREIGN POLICY
U S FOREIGN POLICY POL S 358
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Date Created: 09/27/15
Organizational Theory Defining Organizations A Formal apparatus of administration generic B quotGroups of individual human members assembled in regular ways and established structures and procedures dividing and specializing labor to perform a mission or achieve an objective Allison amp Zelikow EoD p145 ll Three of AampZ39s key features of organizations see p14546 A Create capabilities to achieve some aims but constrain ability to achieve other aims B Develop organizational culture and identity socialize members develop norms C Possess bundle oftechnoogies notjust artifacts but knowledge of how to create or achieve certain aims lll Value of Organizations A Achieve selected ends efficiently B Necessary to process vast quantities of information 1 quotBoundedquot rationality of individuals 2 Flawed parts create better quotwholequot C Essential rationalization of policy lV Pathologies of Organizations A Myopic goal seeking B Management oftime and resources generates tradeoffs between efficiency getting the job done cheaply and quickly and effectiveness getting the job done as well as possible Organizationcentered interests form distinct from superior political units organizational biases Irrationality of organizations 1 Time and information load tradeoffs yield irrational outputs 2 Outputs generate identities and interests tail wags the dog E Hierarchy v democracy do organizations dominate society F Dysfunctional PathDependency SOPs and cultures are deeply institutionalized limiting ability to change 0 U V What Makes Organizations Change A B 0 Budget Feast more money new areas to become involved or opportunity to strengthen existing roles Prolonged Budget Famine need to decide which missions are more important Drastic Failure public failure of established SOPs leads to internal and external pressure for change
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