Rational Organization : An Instrument For Reaching Specific Goals

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Penelope Magouliotis
Professor: Paul- Brian McInerney
Sociology/Management 447
September 28, 2014

Rational organization is the idea that an organization is an instrument for reaching specific goals. A rational organization uses a formal structure to clarify the rules, guidelines and directions for each member’s role that’s in the organization. In an organization, such as a business, roles and goals should be clear; the process of management should be rational, and predictable. For a business proprietor a rational organization is run with goals that are straightforward. In an organization, for example a business, the owner should not perform through emotions, but by using logic and using the quality or state of being sensible that are
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