McDonaldization What are the principles of McDonaldization not just in business life, but also in areas of life like family and schools. Then you can say whether you like it or do not.

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In the school, we have too much McDonalidization.  Basically, someone somewhere got the idea that you are supposed to break everything into small increments of learning and test each one.  Learning does not work that way, and knowledge does not work that way.

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Taking the four basic principles of McDonaldization, we could argue that the paradigm could proof effective in situations where quantity, and not quality is under scrutiny. Efficiency, calculability, predictability and control are four parameters which best apply to fields such as statistics, where data must be quantified and is answerable to a specific goal.

It is very hard to apply these into a household environment because the human dynamics that take place within a family are unpredictable and dependent on variables that surface in the everyday lives of individuals. Among these variables we have life-changing events of all kinds.

Surely, a home could be ran efficiently. It can also be predictable and calculable to a certain point assuming that the same exact events will flow identically from one day to another. However, the element of control is the part that is impossible monitor, as we cannot control human emotions, reactions, choices, or decisions.

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The efficiency associated with McDonaldization might be good for some aspects of family life, particularly mundane housework. By assigning each person in the family a clear, unambiguous set of chores, a family would ensure that everything was done on time and properly. 

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