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Human Relations Theory

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Michelle Wilson

on 10 October 2012

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Transcript of Human Relations Theory

Presented By: Kristen Gary and Michelle Wilson Human Relations Theory The World is Socially Disorganized
People have a hard time to adapting to the environment through maturation
Preconceived Notions would damage the industry Mayo's Theory of Social Disorganization and Human Irrationality Developed after the Illumination Experiments
The person's attitude to knowingly being experimented on would change the results of the experiment
Hawthorne Effect Determining the results or reasoning for increase in productivity.
Economic Incentive
Employee Morale
Relaxed Supervision
Social Cohesion or solidarity
Personal Attention and sympathetic treatment
Participative Decision Making The Hawthorne Studies Efforts were led by Roethlisberger
Investigated three problems; on communication and Understanding; cooperation; and maintaining order
Tried to organize into social systems
Social System - is a system that contains human and physical components Human Relations As
A Field of Study Two Types of Organization The two types are Formal and Informal Organization
Formal - refers to all the factors that are deliberately designed to shape social relationships at work
Informal - refers to personal relationships and patterns at work that are unintentional Human Relations in Practice Era of emergence was in the 1940s to the 1950s
Human Relations help workers achieve a state of personal equilibrium with the environments at work.
Supervisors became more sympathetic and help diffuse emotions in the workforce
Companies began to develop departments that could train and counsel employees Criticism of Human Relations Theory Neglects to look into the structural cause for the unrest in the industry
Also dismisses the political and economic struggles
This management could be use to manipulate workers to settle for positions and policies
Human Relations Model Name the major difference between scientific management theory and human relations theory.
What did Mayo believe cause irrational tendencies in individuals?
What was Mayo's solution to resolve this?
Explain the difference between formal and informal organizations.
Human Relations look as organizations as what? Questions!
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