Supporters ofbureaucracy prefer the idea ofdesignating appointed officials who

Supporters ofbureaucracy prefer the idea

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Supporters of bureaucracy prefer the idea of designating appointed officials who have the educational background and expertise on the agency they will assigned to. These bureaucrats also have the training and skills particular to their designation. This ensures these non-elective members know what they are doing and will be able to maximize their knowledge and apply their skills. As a result, tasks are effectively carried out. Another point proponents express in connection with officials having specialization is the possibility that there will always be solutions to issues since problems which cannot be handled by an officer will be escalated to an individual who is also competent. Creativity and stability are promoted within their respective duties and sub-tasks
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It follows Standard Operating Procedure. Proponents of bureaucracy look at these formalized rules to bring about efficiency and predictability in results. In this set-up, officials are to follow instructions and procedures step by step in handling tasks and situations. This way, outcomes will be within the specified range.
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It sets no room for favoritism. People in favor of bureaucracy claim that with the regulations and procedure to be followed in order to achieve results, the risks of favouring some individuals over others will be minimal if not none at all Booyens (2002). A scenario mentioned is one of a student applying for a place at a school. There is a systematic process involved and certain requirements to be met to get an approval. With skipping a step or one of these requirements lacking, the process will not be able to move forward. With bureaucracy, all will be treated fairly and will undergo the same procedure regardless of affiliation to any of the officials in the particular agency.
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It allows for merit-based hiring and promotion. For a non-elective member of a government agency, he or she should be qualified and passed the qualifying exams from schools, colleges and other academic institutions to be employed or appointed as well as climb the hierarchy eg from ordinary teacher to head teacher. This means that whoever is appointed has the knowledge, expertise and skills to handle the job. No one will be considered simply because he or she is a relative or a friend of a high-ranking official in the agency for example we can Miss Kunatsa cannot be appointed a position of senior woman on the basis that she is related to the Headmaster.
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It plays an important role in policy making. Although civil servants do not make policies, they gather the data forwarded to the political executive. They are also responsible for formulating several alternative policies and determine the pros and cons of each. In turn, the political executive will choose one policy which will then be used as an alternative. Eg. Chivore notes that teachers are not involved in the curriculum planning, one can agree that some how they determine the pros and cons of curriculum issues
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DISADVANTAGES 1. It can hamper achievement of results in time.
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