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Definition Bureaucracy. Description.


Bureaucracy is a system in which people are expected to follow precisely defined rules and procedures rather than to use personal judgment. It can also be used to describe a Hierarchal Organization typified by formal processes, standardization, stringent procedures, formalized rules, division of responsibility, written communication and impersonal relationships.


In everyday language use, people often use describe it as a "disease" or even as a corporate form of "cancer". The phenomenon is indeed known to suppress initiative-taking, risk taking, creativity and entrepreneurial spirit.

Bureaucracy has been increasing in the past due to increasingly complex organizations, globalization and regulatory environments.


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