Essay on Bureaucracy in Organization: Advantages, Disadvantages

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The importance of organizations in modern economy and development of new and large organization are facts that make the issues like efficiency and control on the centre of attention in different social sciences . Efficiency in organization is directly linked with its organizational system. This essay firstly will review the characteristics of bureaucracy in organization on base of classical theory. Secondly it will outline the advantages and disadvantages of bureaucracy by focus on Weber’s bureaucratic model. Finally it will discuss why bureaucracy is not always suitable to every organization.

Weber’s bureaucratic model:
Weber mentioned that his bureaucratic model is an ideal and logical model for setting up an organization. It
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The concept of objectivity indicates that the interactions between client and organisation must be structured in a way that personal feelings and judgements of employees do not play any role in operating an organisation. According to this principle client should be treated equally an just on the basis of formal and structural instruction of organisation or business. From an Ethical point of view this latter principle is so important and can offer higher degree of fairness to wider range of peoples. At the same time these different perspectives are related to each other by means of the concept of efficiency and satisfaction from working experience for employees.
The concept of division of labours in structured hierarchy(A.Bennet 2006) has also some practical advantages to enable organisations against unexpected troubles . One case of this advantage is visible when shocks or unexpected troubles accrue in a particular section of organisation, in such cases hierarchy and division of labours are features that avoid transmission of trouble or shock to the whole of system. In the absence of partitioning like division of labours and hierarchy any trouble is easy to spread through the every sections and modules. Hierarchical structure by means of monitoring can detect the trouble and origin of it and provide consideration to make other section secure against that trouble. Moreover division of labour, automatically