Should Efficiency Be the Ultimate Goal of Public Administration?
On the other hand, it also called for dividing the responsibilities between management and workers. Hence, Rutgers and van der Meer regard scientific management as “paradigmatic call for efficiency,” further emphasizing its impact on public administration in the form of “New Public Management (NPM) as Neo-Taylorism.”
Social equity rules are “baked in” to the long list of requirements that administrators must follow. Likewise, an administrator can’t ignore computer security requirements, workplace safety requirements, wage and hour requirements, ethical requirements or any other legal obligation. Efficiency is something that administrative study, to use Wilson’s terminology, can do something about.
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