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Question 1 B
Max Weber theorized that a "Bureaucracy" is a social system achieves which of the following?
1.
Is a useful structure for the development of humanity as a social system.
2.
Satisfies the greed of owners, but puts workers at a disadvantage.
3.
Improves human development for some of the elite, but not helpful to everyone else.
4.
Creates more stress for workers but makes managers happier.

Question 2 A

In his article on Bureaucracy, Weber discusses the issue of "social esteem" given to officials of an organization. He asserts that "...compared with the governed, ...[the officials] social position is guaranteed by the prescriptive rules of rank order..." The social position of the official is normally highest in which of the following cases?
1.
There is a strong demand for the administrator to be a "trained expert"
2.
The society in which the organization exists has a "strong and stable social differentiation" (i.e. a class system)
3.
Where the required status and training are very costly (i.e. expensive) and required of the official to be allowed to hold office (e.g. the preparation of a scholar to work in the Chinese court during the Qin Dynasty).
4.
All of the above

Question 3 ADCBE
In the opening section of our "Systems Thinking" text, our author talks about how the game is evolving. Match stage of evolution on the left with its counterbalancing strategy or example on the right.

Imitation
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Inertia
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Shift of Paradigm
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Sub-optimization
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Change of the Game
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Answer
A.
Knowledge workers, coupled with a deep competency in a process technology creates lasting competitive advantage.
B.
A monolithic culture produces decreasing alternatives and a narrow path to succes.
C.
Biological to Socio-cultural model; Analytical to Holistic Thinking.
D.
When a technology is very

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