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Besides all of its characteristics, why has Weber’s Bureaucracy developed a bad reputation? How can today’s managers use bureaucratic management to streamline their organizations? Important Instructions:

1. Your discussion must be based on logical facts.

2. Your comments on the topic should not exceed 500 words.

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• Competences can be unclear and used contrary to the spirit of the law; sometimes a decision itself may be considered more important than its effect;
• Nepotism, corruption, political infighting and other degenerations can counter the rule of impersonality and can create a recruitment and promotion system not based on meritocracy but rather on oligarchy;
Even a non-degenerated bureaucracy can be affected by common problems:
• Overspecialization, making individual officials not aware of larger consequences of their actions
• Rigidity and inertia of procedures, making decision-making slow or even impossible when facing some unusual case, and similarly delaying change, evolution and adaptation of old procedures to new circumstances;
• A phenomenon of group thinking – zealotry, loyalty and lack of critical thinking regarding the organization which is perfect and always correct by definition, making the organization unable to change and realize its own mistakes and limitations;
• Disregard for dissenting opinions, even when such views suit the available data better than the opinion of the majority;
• A phenomenon of Catch-22 (named after a famous book by Joseph Heller) – as bureaucracy creates more and more rules and procedures, their complexity rises and coordination diminishes, facilitating creation of contradictory and recursive rules, as described by the saying “the bureaucracy is expanding to meet the needs of the expanding bureaucracy”.
• Not allowing people to use common sense, as everything must be as is written by the law.

 

 

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• Competences can be unclear and used contrary to the spirit of the law; sometimes a decision itself may be considered more important than its effect;
• Nepotism, corruption, political infighting and other degenerations can counter the rule of impersonality and can create a recruitment and promotion system not based on meritocracy but rather on oligarchy;
Even a non-degenerated bureaucracy can be affected by common problems:
• Overspecialization, making individual officials not aware of larger consequences of their actions
• Rigidity and inertia of procedures, making decision-making slow or even impossible when facing some unusual case, and similarly delaying change, evolution and adaptation of old procedures to new circumstances;
• A phenomenon of group thinking – zealotry, loyalty and lack of critical thinking regarding the organization which is perfect and always correct by definition, making the organization unable to change and realize its own mistakes and limitations;
• Disregard for dissenting opinions, even when such views suit the available data better than the opinion of the majority;
• A phenomenon of Catch-22 (named after a famous book by Joseph Heller) – as bureaucracy creates more and more rules and procedures, their complexity rises and coordination diminishes, facilitating creation of contradictory and recursive rules, as described by the saying “the bureaucracy is expanding to meet the needs of the expanding bureaucracy”.
• Not allowing people to use common sense, as everything must be as is written by the law.

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1. The rules and regulations are strict and inflexible.
2. Limited scope for Human Resource management (HRM).
3. Lot of paper work results in lot of wastage of time, effort and money.
4. Unnecessary delay in decision making due to formalities and rules.
5. Business organizations believe in quick decision making and flexibility in procedures But Weber’s theory insists to fallow rules and procedures.
6. Dedication and commitment of the employee is not considered for promotion only technical skill and reputation are considered.
7. Nepotism, corruption, political backbiting and other collapses can contradict the rule of inhospitable and can create a recruitment or promotion system not based on merit.
8. Overspecialization, making individual officials not aware of larger cost of their actions
9. Disregard for dissenting opinions, even when such views suit the available data better than the opinion of the majority;
10. Not allowing people to use common sense, as everything must be as is written by the law.


Today’s managers used bureaucratic management theory to control routine matters competently. Rules, regulations Authorities and responsibilities are clearly briefed to subordinates prior time, to avoid any conflict while working. Today’s maximum managers are task oriented and to accomplish the task efficiently they reward the capable persons with good incentive. Managers used diplomatic behaviors’ for different subordinates according to their sociology to stream line the department/organization they used leading, controlling, directing styles of leader ship.

MGT503 GDB  Idea Solution

 

 

Discussion Question:  

 

Besides all of its characteristics, why has Weber’s Bureaucracy developed a bad reputation? How can today’s managers use bureaucratic management to streamline their organizations? Important Instructions:

1. Your discussion must be based on logical facts.

2. Your comments on the topic should not exceed 500 words.


Answer: Solution:  

 

• Competences can be unclear and used contrary to the spirit of the law; sometimes a decision itself may be considered more important than its effect;
• Nepotism, corruption, political infighting and other degenerations can counter the rule of impersonality and can create a recruitment and promotion system not based on meritocracy but rather on oligarchy;
Even a non-degenerated bureaucracy can be affected by common problems:
• Overspecialization, making individual officials not aware of larger consequences of their actions
• Rigidity and inertia of procedures, making decision-making slow or even impossible when facing some unusual case, and similarly delaying change, evolution and adaptation of old procedures to new circumstances;
• A phenomenon of group thinking – zealotry, loyalty and lack of critical thinking regarding the organization which is perfect and always correct by definition, making the organization unable to change and realize its own mistakes and limitations; 
• Disregard for dissenting opinions, even when such views suit the available data better than the opinion of the majority;
• A phenomenon of Catch-22 (named after a famous book by Joseph Heller) – as bureaucracy creates more and more rules and procedures, their complexity rises and coordination diminishes, facilitating creation of contradictory and recursive rules, as described by the saying “the bureaucracy is expanding to meet the needs of the expanding bureaucracy”.
• Not allowing people to use common sense, as everything must be as is written by the law. 

 

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ompetences can be unclear and used contrary to the spirit of the law; sometimes a decision itself may be considered more important than its effect;
• Nepotism, corruption, political infighting and other degenerations can counter the rule of impersonality and can create a recruitment and promotion system not based on meritocracy but rather on oligarchy;
Even a non-degenerated bureaucracy can be affected by common problems:
• Overspecialization, making individual officials not aware of larger consequences of their actions
• Rigidity and inertia of procedures, making decision-making slow or even impossible when facing some unusual case, and similarly delaying change, evolution and adaptation of old procedures to new circumstances;
• A phenomenon of group thinking – zealotry, loyalty and lack of critical thinking regarding the organization which is perfect and always correct by definition, making the organization unable to change and realize its own mistakes and limitations;
• Disregard for dissenting opinions, even when such views suit the available data better than the opinion of the majority;
• A phenomenon of Catch-22 (named after a famous book by Joseph Heller) – as bureaucracy creates more and more rules and procedures, their complexity rises and coordination diminishes, facilitating creation of contradictory and recursive rules, as described by the saying “the bureaucracy is expanding to meet the needs of the expanding bureaucracy”.
• Not allowing people to use common sense, as everything must be as is written by the law

MGT503 GDB 1 Solution-16-11-2011 - Principles of Management


The sixer fast food is facing problem due to its low quality service. The management has to take immediate following steps to cope with and to get in into the competition.

1. Instructions for the manager:

Creating Incentives:
The manager of the sixer fast food can also have an option to create any incentive for the team. He can create incentive to make them work hard, drive more and sell more.

Making playroom: 
There should be an entertaining portion for the kids. Where they can play until the order being served.

The manager should behave strictly, with the waiters who serve the customers. The waiters have to use professional techniques to receive and serve the customers.





2. Instructions For the waiters: 

Receiving the customer:
• The waiter should arrive at the table as soon as possible after it has been seated. If servers are too busy to deal with table issues, they should at least pass by the table, indicate that they are busy and will be back in a few minutes to assist them.
• The waiter should use positive eye contact .The customers should feel that the waiter has acknowledged him and he will be soon received by waiter

Taking order:
• When the waiter comes to the table, he should welcome the customer, chat a little and then ask if they have any difficulty in the menu card.
• Then take the order with ladies first, then from the men and note it down.
• While taking the order, one should be humble and polite to customer and should note the order with special note as ‘no salt’ or ‘any ‘allergic condition’ etc.

Serving:
• Children and ladies should be served first. 

Cleaning the table:
• The waiter should Ask the customer, if they had finished, remove the mass and then clean the table.

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