The information that was collected was not able to be collected in a timely manner nor were there available storage for the information gathered. This caused organizations to be very unproductive. Also, the worldview from the varying time frames is also different. According to Macionis (2006), “Tradition, according to German sociologist Max Weber, consists of values and beliefs passed from generation to generation.” (p. 119). In the prior years, organizations were conservative and this caused low efficiency and not a lot of room for change. In the past century, it seemed that work ethics were passed down from generations and no new ideas were ever presented. In today’s organization, we do not rely on tradition, but on rationality. As stated by Macionis (2006), rationality is “a way of thinking that emphasizes deliberate, matter-of-fact calculation of the most efficient means to accomplish a particular task.” (p. 119). This helps organizations get things done quickly and not hang onto ideas from the past. Also, rationality refers to having an open mind as well to any changes that will make tasks go quicker. A known difference in the times within organizations is the employees that were hired. Centuries ago, companies would only hire Caucasian males. These employees would have their specific job tasks and would not be assigned any other job. In today’s society, men and women are hired and race is not an issue. There is equal opportunity employers today that do not hire based on race or gender. Today, organizations take job performance as the main hiring base. Today, talents are not ignored. According to Macionis (2006), “excluding women and minorities from the workplace ignores the talents of more than half the population.” (p.124). The bureaucratic system would suggest that in an organization, an employee would do their specific job and report to their manager.
Today, more employees are working more tasks and are working together to create work groups and teams. In past organizations, there were no relationships between employers. Today, relationships are built