Differences between Bureaucracy and Innovative Organization (Adhocracy)?

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Differences between Bureaucracy and Innovative Organization (Adhocracy)?
Anneke Zwart, Student (University), Netherlands, Moderator
Dolan summarizes three main signs or differences between Mintzberg's 2nd and 5th configuration: adhocracy (AD) and machine bureaucracy (MB). It's good to remember them because they are so common:
- MB: Those working in a such environment are more focused on individual performance within their own organization, thereby taking little care of results and effectiveness of overall processes.
- AD: In contrast, AD emphasize on fulfilling customer needs and improving practices; this in which conditions for professional orientation are present.
2. VIEW:
- MB has a more case-centered view
- AD takes a more holistic view of their customers.
- MB: The orientation of such professionals has to do with ascribed authority characterized by opposing factors such as secrecy and resisting innovative ideas; this is mainly because bureaucracy is less able to react to changes.
- AD is transparency- and collaboration-oriented

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Daniel Ceballos, Manager, Mexico, Member
Every one of us know it was necessary to remember this differences.
Thanks for the refresh. May be when we read you appointment, we started to re...

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DOUGLAS AIDOO, Student (Other), Ghana, Member
Anneke, yes the difference is clear. However at times it can be confusing how the line should be drawn between the two as there are many 'grey shades'...


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