‘Bureacracy is a form of organisational design consisting of differentiated knowledge and many different forms of expertise, with their rules and disciplines arranged not only hierarchically in regard to each other but also in parallel.(Clegg et all 2005:50). Bucreacracy is the application of rules to everyday life an organisation other to achieve efficiency and effectiveness
DESCRIBE THE PRINCIPAL CHARACTERICTICS OF THE WEBERIAN”IDEAL TYPE” BUREACRACY.
Max Weber noted that bureaucratic form routinizes the process of administration exactly as the machine routinizes production. He defined bureaucracy as a form of organisation that emphasizes precision, speed, clarity, regularity, reliability and efficiency achieved through the creation of a fixed division of tasks, hierarchy supervision and detailed rules and regulations. He saw that bureaucratic approach had the potential to routinize and mechanize almost every aspect of human life, eroding the human spirit and capacity for spontaneous action (Morgan Gareth 1943, 17). . he also recognised that it could have grave political consequences in undermining the potential For more democratic forms of organisation.
WHAT ARE THE ROLES OF POWER AND AUTHORITY IN THIS MODEL?
ELEMENTS OF RATIONAL-LEGAL AUTHORITY
According to Casey ( 24/10/2011)there are three elements of formal-legal authority. First, authority is won by technical expertise, not by special qualities, nor election or birth. Authority is not by sentiment or loyalty and not personal.(Linstead et al:2006:207). The authority is stable because the leader is chosen by special skills and knowledge technical expertise. Secondly, it is a legitimate authority. The authority is” exercised through formalised laws and regulations” The members are willing to submit to rules and orders of the leader .The person in charge does not use force to attain obedience from the subordinate. (Linstead et al:2006:207). The boss is also bound by rules....
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