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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.

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  Bureaucracies According to Ward Goudner
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Bureaucratic Organizations versus Dynamic Organizations

Nowadays, many organizations recognize the importance of being dynamic so as to quickly adapt to external changes. However, there still exist lots of ...
Usage (application): Organizational Development, Organizational Agility

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3 Key Benefits of Cross-Functional Teams for Innovation

In innovation you need a team of people with the right mix: the members should come from different departments like Marketing, R&D, Engineering, Custo...
Usage (application): Innovation, Team Work, Multicultural Teams, Bureaucracy, Multi-Functional Teams

Theory of Bureaucracy (Weber) and the 14 Principles of Management (Fayol)

This presentation presents the 5 Principles of Weber’s Theory of Bureaucracy and Henri Fayol's 14 Principles of Management along with some short obser...
Usage (application): Administration, Management, Early Administrative Management Theories, 5 Principles, Bureaucracy









Compare also: Organizational Configurations  |  Organization Chart  |  Parkinson's Law  |  Peter Principle

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