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... METAMORPHOSIS OF BUREAUCRACY A Critical Analysis of the Prophecy of Bennis What Nostradamus was to history, Warren G. Bennis is to sociology andmanagement. The oracle of Bennis startled the pitch of management and organizations in the mid 1960s, where the inevitable extinction of bureaucracy was enunciated:
“Within the next twenty-five to fifty years, we should all be witness to, and participate in, the end of bureaucracy and the rise of new social systems better able to cope with twentieth-century demands”.
The term bureaucracy is generally used to refer to hierarchical structure of the workforce and management of an organization, usually large ones characterized by specific tasks, strict control o...