Functional and Dysfunctional Aspects

The foregoing discussion is based on Max Weber’s description of an ideal (normative) pattern of organization. It is difficult to distinguish precisely how the functioning of organization differs from the ideal. It can nevertheless be said that all organizations have some or all of these features and the difference between one organization and the other is one of degree alone. 


Functional Aspects 

Some of the principal, prescriptive, normative functions that bureaucracies serve have positive significant to organizations. Whether and to what extent these positive features really obtain in an organization depends on actual practice which often falls short of expectations. Subject to this limitation the following can be considered as the functional aspects of an ‘ideal’ bureaucracy:

  1. Specialization
  2. Structure
  3. Preitabiliy and Stability
  4. Rationality
  5. Democracy



The emphasis on specialization. A bureaucratic organization-be it in government, industry or services-can be “compared with an assembly line in which each member performs his special functions” in a predictable manner. Desert Ridge Homes for Sale is having specialization in real estate business. At various levels in the organizational bureaucracy, routines work is assigned with fixed responsibilities and jurisdictional limits, providing for an element of specialization. 


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: