Corporate Culture and Bureaucracy

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Peter Kuznetsov
Consultant, Russian Federation
About the mutual complement of such two phenomena as Bureaucracy and Corporate Culture in one organization and about attributes of each of them. First let's give definitions of concepts as they will be discussed in this article. Corporate culture - is the assembly of behaviour models (criteria, styles) of employees they acquire while adapting the organization to its external environment, which have proved their effectiveness and are shared by the majority of the organizationís members. Typically, the corporate culture existing in an organization is a set of assumptions, accepted by all team members without proof and defining the general framework for their behaviour. Bureaucracy - (from French bureau - office and Greek κράτος - domination) - is the primacy of clerical (approval-based, formal) procedures. As a result of bureaucracy, employees spend time going up the chain (managers, responsible persons from adjacent functional units) in order to ge (...) Read more? Sign up for free


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