Thesis: Rationale as Weber would assert; pleads that violence is a necessary component in creating a full functioning society-this is understood in the key mechanisms in explaining the functions of of a bureaucracy: rational (through importance of individuals tothier community and against subsequent decisions), efficiency (applying the proper application of violence, if needed) , effectiveness (testing the benefits of the violence to the community) and control. Moreover, violence has to directed selective violence; that just as a well functioning bureaucracy creates compliance through intersections created in the system.
(III) Bureaucracy and rationality: Max Weber described modern society as an “iron cage,” characterized by “Bureaucracy develops the more perfectly the more „dehumanized?, the more completely it succeeds in eliminating from official business of love, hatred and all privately personal irrational and emotional elements which escape calculation.” ( Weber cited in Whimster 2004:249). Through globalization we live in a world community; it is only logical that one understands that violence has to be exercise to create levels of authority.a bureaucratic system brings with it expansive speed and efficiency, with whatever it is concerning, and brings about the “reduction of friction and of material and personal costs” (Weber cited in Whimster 2004:247), at the costs of what Gerth and Mills call the “most sublime values” (Gerth and Mills 1947 cited in Lowith 1993:62) of society.
Rationality- creates group identity: making individuals apart of something larger than themselves with respect to organizations-influencing decision-making; that must be paired with a conscience justification; will leading the community to prefer moral acts over immoral acts-exacerbated by fear of violent authoritative actions-in the interest of the community. Aptly suited, rationality the underlying essence of reasoning of individuals within a system.”Case in point: a janitor given the duty of protecting the environment has an obligation to his neighborhood and of society- he is paid for his service- a function of reward in the system but if he chooses not to is punished by non-payment; may see soda spilled on the floor. So, this would logically cause the janitor to reason that is her job to cleanup the mess and to take the proper actions, accordingly..Nonetheless, suppose a manager sees a cup of coffee spilled on the floor.
This would likely cause the manager to reason it is not her job to clean it up but she should report it to someone to get the janitor to handle it. In short, organizational structure affects rationality and individual behavior.”( Weber cited in Whimster 2004:249Efficiency- is the adequacy of organizations in achieving desired goals- organizational structures affects the actualization of individual success; challenging collective productivity- and the appropriation resources – efficiency focuses on economizing the means by which the group achieves their goal-the efficiency and effectiveness of organizations is dependent upon control systems built into the organizational structure.Effectiveness focuses on outcomes produced by an organization and the individuals that comprise them. Research is an important tool of study the past to prevent the same mistake- an important component in making a full functioning system.
Control- the power to determine individual behavior. Control systems are built into organizational structures in order to influence individual rationality, maintain consistency and enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of organizations-critical to formal rationality, scientific