Unorganization

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Unorganization is a process of reducing the scope of formalization in organization by decreasing number of operating procedures, processes, systems, information requirements and reporting activities. It leads to more flexibility, decreases costs and could lead to increase in competitiveness and faster reaction times. Reducing the scope of administrative burdens leads to a significant reduction in the number of problems related to bureaucracy.

This concept should not be confused with disorganization or characteristics of so called unorganized person known in psychology.

Effects of unorganization

  • Making decisions based on primary first hand information (less written reports, memos, etc.),
  • No need to contact higher authority, in order to obtain formal acceptance of the decision,
  • Moving decision-making to a lower organizational level,
  • More organizational innovation,
  • Reduced scope of administrative burdens
  • Significant reduction in the number of bureaucratic problems.

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References

  • Weber, M. (1946). Bureaucracy. From Max Weber: essays in sociology, 196-244.
  • Blau, P. M. (1956). Bureaucracy in modern society.
  • Downs, A., & Rand Corporation. (1967). Inside bureaucracy (p. 264). Boston: Little, Brown.
  • Thompson, V. A. (1965). Bureaucracy and innovation. Administrative science quarterly, 1-20.