What Is The Difference Between Normative And Technical Rationality?

841 WordsMar 12, 20164 Pages
Part A: What is the difference between normative and technical rationality? Moral dimension in leadership is depend on normative rationality. Normative rationality is a rationality based on what we believe and what we consider to be good. Technical rationality is a rationality based on what is effective and efficient. Both normative and technical rationality have value however when they are in conflict, normative rationality should always be used. Normative rationality is center of the moral dimension. Normative rationality is relying on beliefs and what one considers to be good. On the other hand, technical rationality is relying on bureaucratic authority and psychological authority. Normative rationality is relying on beliefs and what one considers to be good. In the technical rationality, position based on research findings such as data, but there are reasons for one’s position in the normative rationality. Technical rationality focuses accumulation of knowledge, orderliness, efficiency and effectiveness. In contrast, normative rationality focuses loyalty, harmony, honor, beauty, and trust. Normative rationality is based upon the purpose and values the group shares. As a school 's values become more public and persuasive the school 's culture is strengthened and its rationality become more legitimate. Also, normative rationality has strong sense of community. Everyone in the school work together and they are members of a learning community. However, technical rationality
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