7 questions on "Theories of Policy-Making - Organisation Process Model"

What is the organisation process model?
The processes in an organization consist of repertoires of programs, which are bundles of SOP (routine for dealing with standard situations)
What is the function of goals and values in the organization process model?
  • Limit the action space of every unit
  • Minimum performance targets
  • Output of bargaining with other units
What is a quasi-resolution of conflict?
The involved units try to reach their goals, which are sequentially attained (resolution) but the conflict remains
What are the characteristics of the limited number of alternatives that is produced by organizations?
  • Alternatives differ only incremental from the before applied SOP
  • Once an alternative seems to be adequate, it will be applied (satisfying principle)
Why is the environment negotiated?
To make the behavior more predictable and to reduce risk
What are policies in the organization process model?
Outputs of organizations, functioning in conformity with repertoires of SOPs
Why is it extremely difficult to design ' out-of-the-box' policies?
The top of large organizations depends heavily on the biased information and operation of the administrative organisation
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