Organizations as Brains Organizational Theory

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Organizations as Brains Learning or Teaching? The key teams in Morgan’s Article - Toward Self Organization are, self-organization, learning organization, holographic organization, learning loops, cybernetics and information system. All these terms can be generalized in the title of “key features of future organizations”. The main logic of self-organizations is to make scalar chain more flexible. One of the principles of Weberian Ideal Bureaucracy says; “The organization of officers follows the principle of hierarchy which means each lower official is under the control and supervision of a higher one. Every subordinate in the administrative and hierarchy is accountable to his superior, not only for his own decisions or actions…show more content…
However according to my point of view, it is impossible to actualize specialization and flexible authority in an organization at the same time and theory never matches with the practice. On the other hand contingency theory differs from one thinker to another and it is hard to make generalizations. While Fiedler focuses on individual leadership in theory, Scott emphasizes the environment organization with this manner “The best way to organize depends on the nature of the environment to which the organization must relate.” It is so important to match the complexity level of organization with the environment’s. Cybernetics is highly related to systems theory and it is also related with the neuropsychology. It is an interdisciplinary science, focuses on the study of communication, information and control. Cybernetics in all positive concrete sciences mainly aims: to create machines with the adaptive capacities of organisms. In organizational science, cybernetics can be interpreted as both advantageous and disadvantageous. Since, adaptation brings change; change in terms of the environment. So, it may be seen as good. It refers that the organization is not directed by outdated and invalid principles, it has a contemporary and modern characteristic. On the other hand, it may be seen as bad. Change does not give better results under all circumstances. Some changes can destroy the
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