Whenever we think of the office mode of working, especially in the Government, we are reminded of the word “bureaucracy.” Originally conceptualised by Max Weber, it is a term used to describe high specialization, rigid hierarchy of authority, elaborate controls, and above all – impersonality. It is a condition where the structure of the organization, systems, rules, and procedures are stringently followed. With respect to daily operations, a bureaucracy encourages efficiency, creates predictability and avoids favoritism. However, it is also true that bureaucracy is often considered by many as counter-productive. It is perceived as a cage of regulations from which no one can escape.
Here’s what John Sculley III, an American businessman and investor, who was also the president of PepsiCo, has to say:
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In this ongoing series #GreatMinds on my blog, I am shining a spotlight on the important ideas that some very successful people keep talking about in their public life.