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July 2019

How Daily Work Fights Bureaucracy’s “Iron Cage”

How Daily Work Fights Bureaucracy’s “Iron Cage” Have you ever felt trapped by bureaucracy? You’re not the only one! Max Weber, a German sociologist and one of the founders of European Sociology, theorizes about the process and results of bureaucratization. According to Weber, the system of bureaucracy emerged in the capitalist context as a form of reforming organization and striving for a more efficient means of industry and economy in order to maximize output. He argues that this system cannot exist without a hierarchy of positions, in which laborers are subject to supervision and regulation by those in higher positions. …
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