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Cons of bureaucracy

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Cons of bureaucracy Americans rarely have anything good to say about bureaucracies, and their complaints may hold  some truth. As noted previously, bureaucratic regulations and rules are not very helpful when  unexpected situations arise. Bureaucratic authority is notoriously undemocratic, and blind adherence  to rules may inhibit the exact actions necessary to achieve organizational goals. Concerning this last point, one of bureaucracy's least-appreciated features is its proneness to  creating “paper trails” and piles of rules. Governmental bureaucracies are especially known for this.  Critics of bureaucracy argue that mountains of paper and rules only slow an organization's capacity  to achieve stated goals. They also note that governmental red tape costs taxpayers both time and  money. Parkinson's Law and the Peter Principle have been formulated to explain how bureaucracies 
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  • Fall '09
  • staff
  • Peter Principle, C. Northcote Parkinson, governmental red tape, ever­increasing budget. Parkinson, rules. Governmental bureaucracies, bureaucracy Americans

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