How to Eliminate Bureaucracy in Organizations?


 
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How to Eliminate Bureaucracy in Organizations?
Genevieve Northup, Editor, Germany, Premium Member
Likened to a crippling illness, many authors argued that bureaucracy must be eliminated from organizations. For example, Gary Hamel stated that bureaucracy prevents forward thinking and innovation, suppresses creativity and motivation, and “is the enemy of resilience” (as cited in Denning, 2014).
Management students and practitioners associate bureaucracy with a vertical mechanistic organization where strategic planning is conducted by upper management (Kreitner, 2009, pp. 245, 252). In such an organization, the “span of control” is narrow with many layers of supervisors, lower-level managers and middle managers, each overseeing relatively few employees (Kreitner, 2009, p. 251).

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Experiences in Eliminating Bureaucracy in our Organization
V.SHRIDHAR, Business Consultant, India, Member
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Prime Objective of an Ops Manual
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@RAJI GEORGE: Just an important practical note on employee participation:
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How to do it Best
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