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2020, Vol. 2, Issue 2, Part C

Exploring Theories of Bureaucracy: Understanding Organisational Structure and Dynamics


Author(s): Dr. Jeet Ram Sharma

Abstract: This paper attempts to probe the intricate realm of bureaucratic theories, aiming to illuminate the multifaceted nature of organizational structures and dynamics inherent within bureaucratic systems. Drawing upon a comprehensive review of prominent theoretical frameworks, the study examines the evolution of bureaucratic thought, ranging from Max Weber's foundational work to contemporary perspectives. Through a critical analysis of these theories, the paper uncovers the underlying principles, advantages, and challenges associated with bureaucratic organizations. Furthermore, it explores the implications of these theories for modern-day administrative practices, considering both their enduring relevance and potential adaptations in the face of evolving societal needs and technological advancements. In untangling the intricate web of bureaucratic theories, this paper seeks to provide a deeper understanding of how these persistent molds influence organizational terrains, while also contemplating their potential for transformation in a rapidly changing world. Bureaucracy is a concept that refers to a structured and hierarchical organization characterized by explicit rules, standardized procedures, and a clear division of labor. Various theories have been developed to understand and explain the nature, functioning, and impact of bureaucracies. These theories provide different perspectives on bureaucracy, ranging from its advantages in terms of efficiency and rationality to its drawbacks in terms of power dynamics and limitations. Each theory contributes to a more comprehensive understanding of how bureaucratic organizations function and impact society. The paper underscores the pressing need for ongoing exploration in this field, particularly as organizations grapple with the challenges of the 21st century.

DOI: 10.33545/26646021.2020.v2.i2c.271

Pages: 162-166 | Views: 342 | Downloads: 16

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Dr. Jeet Ram Sharma. Exploring Theories of Bureaucracy: Understanding Organisational Structure and Dynamics. Int J Political Sci Governance 2020;2(2):162-166. DOI: 10.33545/26646021.2020.v2.i2c.271
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