How far and in what way is rational organisation
(as exemplified in bureaucracy) ‘efficient’?
Today, many forms of organisations are showed in various ways. Among the organisations, the huge majority of employees in industrial societies around the world continue to work in bureaucratic organisations whose structures a German sociologist, Max Weber (Buchanan & Huczynski, 2004). In earlier century, he defined an ideal type of bureaucracy which is a model of organisation based on rules, hierarchy and impersonality corresponds to the legal type of authority (Hales, 2006). It is possibly found in many stable markets or large-scale organisations. The huge size of modern nations and the organisations is one reason for the spread of bureaucracy; large size is not synonymous with bureaucratic organisation but tends to lead to bureaucratization (Blau, 1968). The purpose of this essay is to analyse and evaluate one of the rational organisations, bureaucracy.
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