A bureaucracy is an organization run by a large number of people working together through a complex hierarchy. It takes time for a bureaucracy to come to decisions because there are many people who need to understand the issues at hand. There are many rules to make sure no one jumps to conclusions. It is very methodical and careful. Each individual has his own jurisdiction and office.
Theories on Bureaucracy
- The Study of Administration, Full Text (June, 1887)