Essay: Characteristics of Bureaucracy
Clear division of labor
This characteristic dictates that overall process of production be fragmented into different units (Page, 2011, p. 1). Each unit is assigned to people who are specialized in them basing on their skills. Administrative machine in bureaucracies use this tool to ensure that the best is given to each and every stage of production. Since one of the main aims of bureaucracy is to maximize output and minimize input, this characteristic enables them to do so.
For example, a company may embark on training its staff for particular or specific stage in line of production. As Whincop (2003, p. 66) puts it, this brings about stability of the staff and gives them job security since their departure may cost the organization more in training other fellows and at he same time benefit organizations which they may join.