The "Great Bureaucracy"
An organizational model rationally designed to perform tasks efficiently. Characteristics are: specialization, training, rules, hierarchy of office, technical competence through evaluation, impersonality, formal written communications/instrucions, recognition is merit-based. The system could not exist without the organizational capacity to keep track of everything. The great bureaucracy developed because of overall progression of society (growing population=greater needs,desire to become more efficient). Consequences include: dehumanization, alientation, efficiency becomes inefficient(too many subgroups, people get confused), ritualism creates "red tape"