Bureaucracy

We are talking Organization Design and Development. The word “organization” may be used to refer to the process of organizing, the structure that evolves out pf this process and the processes/activities that take place within it. 

 

We talked about The Classical Viewpoint in our past post. Today we are going to talk about Bureaucracy.

 

 

Bureaucracy 

Bureaucracy is the dominate feature of ancient civilizations as well as modern organizations in contemporary world. Max Weber describes an “ideal type” approach to outline the characteristics of a fully developed bureaucratic form of organization. The features that he described as being characteristic of a bureaucracy are common to all social institutions, be they political, religious, industry, business, military, educational or government organizations. Size and complexity produce bureaucracy. A DVD Copy Software or 1 Click DVD Copy Download are nice example of business organization development. 

  

As such, the rigid structure, fixed jurisdictions, impersonal rules and mundane routine, concomitant with bureaucracies often result in delays, produce inertia, encourage, buck-passing, lead to wastage of resources and cause frustration. As such, in general parlance the word ‘bureaucracy’ has come to have a negative connotation and many tended to wish it away. But the features that characterize bureaucracy have become inevitable and ubiquitous with the growing size and complexity in organizations. Bureaucracy is not like 1Click DVD Copy. There is need, therefore, to understand and improve bureaucracies than indulge in dysfunctional debates over their relevance.

The features of Bureaucracy 

The features which characteristic bureaucracy have been identified by Max Weber by analyzing the way modern officialdom functions. The more important features are considered here briefly.  

  • Rules and Regulations 
  • Hierarchy 
  • Paper Work 
  • Professional Qualifications and Expert Training

We talk on each of above in next post.

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