The paper "Foundations of Managing and Organizing" is a great example of management coursework. Rationalization is the process of replacing ancient values and psychological thoughts as motivators of the socialization process and behavior in society with more calculated and rational ones ( Bowie et al. ,1931). In the corporate world, rationalization refers to the process of selling off or cutting down some organization’ s branches to reorganize the company. Rationalization may be caused by the need for an organization to reduce costs, a strategic plan, or in the interest of efficiency. For instance, the Implementation of government bureaucracies and the establishment of ample living spaces in urban planning and architecture are forms of rationalization.
Rationalization can as well present itself in a form of the European country trying to modify the culture and norms of an underdeveloped country that according to their understanding will be of help to them. They are replacing what is believed to be an old-fashioned process with a more westernized and modern process. Features of rationalization and why organizations might consider adopting it. The rationalization of culture is evident because of the process of globalization.
Countries are forming links through the advancement of technology. With the adoption of appropriate technology, nations can quickly impact each other via various social networking sites, politics, and media. For instance, the witch doctors are seen as important people in society in many African countries as part and parcel of their culture and traditions. Many Europeans have devised ways of rationalizing the practice by educating the Africans on current medicinal practices (Giddens, 2013). Consumption of food is an example of rationalization. Where the Preparation of food in ancient societies is technically inefficient and more laborious, modern society has moved towards precision and speed in its delivery.
Fast food restaurants, whose main motivation is profit maximization, continue to work hard towards total efficiency since their initiation. A high level of efficiency has been a result of strict monitoring of human resources and replacing complicated production systems with time-savers, simple systems, and replacing meal cards with only numbered systems.
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