Create a 6 page essay paper that discusses (Organizational Behaviour) You are asked to write an focusing on ONE of the themes explored in the course. In support, you should make reference to at least two of the exhibits reproduced below.
This paper intends to deal with the issue of post bureaucratic organizations and the concern of flexibility with them.
This new form is defined as a hybrid form of organizational structure and offers “insight into the intrinsic difficulties involved in the refurbishment of large complex organizations” (Josserand, Teo & Clegg, 2006, pp. 54-55). The form of post-bureaucratic organization has grown significant in the recent years (Erickson et al, 2009, p. 144). This term had been devised in the 1980’s (Corporate Planning and Strategic Human Resources Management, n.d). The structure of a post-bureaucratic organization exceeds the traditional bureaucratic organizations in the sense that in these newer structures facilitate the handling a vast range of conditions. Post bureaucratic organization allows a “flexible and self-(re-)fashioning enactments of work and self” (Iedema, 2003, p. 53). The “elements of an organic structure” (Josserand, Teo & Clegg, 2006, pp. 54-55) are combined with more internalized as well as indirect forms of control. Post bureaucracy is not entirely achievable in its pure form. Some organizations adopt a post-bureaucratic rhetoric as well as maintain the traditional structural hierarchies. But it often creates “tensions between post-bureaucratic aspirations and traditional work practices” (Iedema, 2003, p. 2).
Enhancement of the transparency of work is one of the key goals of the post-bureaucratic organization. This is to be achieved through “knowledging, communication and interaction” (Iedema, 2003, p. 193). It is aimed at changing the practices that lead to the maintenance of preset benchmarks, standards and other meta-discursive constructs. This calls for proper communications within and among teams and verticals. This increases the credibility of the organizations and improves the level of efficacy of