Claims are often superficial that modern management theory has over-come the dangers of bureaucracy. In particular, Weber's theory of bureaucracy is not dependent upon a combination of structural features; instead, these features represent only the essence of bureaucracy—rational discipline. Today, this type of discipline comes from a more subtle process of internalizing a willingness to perform according to the objective requirements of the job. This development does not necessarily promote individuality as the antithesis of bureaucracy.
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