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Organizational Theory Comp

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- During this era, theorist sought to correct the perspectives held previously and began to move toward ideas that birthed creativity, as well as focused on human needs.
- Critics of the classical organizational period attacked the forerunners with exceptional ease, as most research was based on scientific principles without empirical research support.
- Most critical notations occurred in the time period between World War II and the 1950s, yet despite their "vigorous attacks upon the classicalists, the neoclassicalists did not develop a body of theory that could adequately replace the classical school.
-The neoclassical school modified, added to and somewhat extended classical theory.
-The neoclassical school attempted to save classical theory by introducing modifications based upon research findings in the behavioral sciences. It did not have a bona fide theory of its own," (Shafritz, 88).
- Despite its attempts to become an established school of thought, the neoclassical theory is considered a transitional stage in the lineage of organizational thought.
- However, it does remain an important part of the historical development of organization because it was the first school of thought to challenge classical views.
- Neoclassical views additionally promoted creativity, personal growth and motivation and it also "initiated theories that became central to the foundations of most of the schools that have followed," (Shafritz, 88).
- Within this era were notable organizational theorists that remain influential to modern school of thoughts even today.