The Bureaucratic Model Of Leadership

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The way that modern businesses operate and are perceived has changed dramatically in the past few decades. Some of these changes have been “cosmetic” whereas some of them have revolutionised company and employee management. “Google’s organisational structure and workplace practices (such as their ‘fun at work’ initiatives) not only allow for increasingly creative and innovative ideas to emerge, but are also undoubtedly positive for employee well-being”. This report will outline how Google and other organisations have developed and successfully applied different management strategies that deviate from the standard bureaucratic model.
The bureaucratic model of leadership is based on the concept of fixed duties that are maintained through a hierarchy of authority. Max Weber (1800) believed that organizations had one critical weakness and that was closely interacting with employees and simulating a family or community like environment. He believed that the only way that and organisation could be run was by separating work and pleasure and ensuring that employees followed a stick code of conduct which would be enforced and managed by more trustworthy and higher ranking employees. However while prominent for over a century the bureaucratic management model has become scarcely used in the last few decades as more and more organisations seem to be gradually reverting to pre bureaucratic values. Organisations like Valve and Google have cause the diminishment of the
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