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    Why does bureaucracy remain cornerstone of organization structure? What are three principles used for designing organizational structure that avoid bureaucratic dysfunction?

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    1. Why does bureaucracy remain cornerstone of organization structure?
    Bureaucracy is a concept in sociology and political science referring to the way that the administrative execution and enforcement of legal rules are socially organized. This office organization is characterized by three principles that are used to design organizational structure:
    • Standardized procedure (rule-following),
    • Formal division of responsibility and hierarchy,
    • And impersonal relationships. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bureaucracy
    The structure remains the cornerstone mainly because every organization needs structure and some form of hierarchy of relationships to function as a whole successfully (or they think they do). According to Weber, there is the principle of fixed and official jurisdictional areas, which are generally ordered by rules, that is, by laws or administrative regulations/principles. The ...

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