Revision:Factors Leading to Bureaucratisation

Industrialisation meant that machines could do work previously done by humans. This mean that humans were free to plan and organise. These changes motivated social innovation and rational planning of activities. This meant that knowledge and ability were of great importance in society.

With industrialisation, there was a greater need for rational accounting methods and commercial enterprises. This meant that rationalisation permeated into the practice of everyday life and industrial production. Old monopolies died out and were replaced with new rationalised activities and their system of legalistic universal norms.

System of Rationality and Decision Making

There was a development of "calculable law", which brought about the rationalisation of commercial and business techniques.

There was also a recognition of the utility of technical rules, which in turn lead to greater efficiency in administration. This led to the separation of office and home. The sphere of the office meant a sphere of official record keeping.

The rise of a technical means of administration meant that the work day was subject to the norms of efficiency and technical control.