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Bureaucracy
 
-  a structure with highly routine operating tasks achieved through specialization, very formalized rules and regulations, tasks that are grouped into functional departments, centralized authority, narrow span of control, and decision making that follows the chain of command

STRENGHTS
WEAKNESSES
  • functional economies of scale
  • minimum duplication of personnel and equipment
  • enhanced communication
  • centralized decision making
  • subunit conflicts with organizational goals
  • obsessive concern with rules and regulations
  • lack of employee discretion to deal with problems

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