Bureaucracy : A Perfect And Flawless Form Of Organization

1605 Words Mar 12th, 2016 7 Pages
In principle adopted by Max Weber, bureaucracy was supposed to be a perfect and flawless form of organization, but with its development it becomes more and more dysfunctional. To finish the consderations about bureaucracy, its influence on the human and its relevance in today’s world it’s worth to present what Raelin thought about this issue. According to him, the usability of bureaucracy and formalization is dependent on the organisational culture. He tried to prove that bureaucracy as a system itself is neutral, that the only factor that can make it become dysfunctional or effective is organisational culture. He based his work on observations of the organisational cultures amongst attorneys. in some of the offices bureaucracy was seen as something very positive and in the other ones proceduralization has lead to discouragement and loss of motivation. There are no clear criterias to be able to foresee when the negative effects of the bureaucracy will appear . Looking at Raelin’s research one can see that bureaucracy can lead to dysfunction, but not always. Bureaucratic system is believed to be the oldest organisational system known to human. Undoubtedly it had a big influence on the civilisation, without it probably the cities would not have been established, would not have developed as qucikly as they did. Bureaucracy is still relevant in everyday’s life, it is present in the multinational companies, governments, army etc.. In summary, bureaucracy often leads to…
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