There are certainly both positive and negative consequences to bureaucracy, and strong arguments for both the efficiency and inefficiency of bureaucracies (Weber, 2009). Max Weber’s work is still used by the majority to reference ideologies in the field of sociology. Weber’s theory of bureaucracy states that in the modern times, it has been considered that the most efficient forms of governance and productivity can be obtained through bureaucracy. Weber claimed that it is imperative to have bureaucracies for continuous production and efficient functioning of society. But this would add to the complexity of the issues. This leads to the societies to become more modern and complex in the past century. According to Weber without the structured system in the organization, the situation would become chaotic and some form of regulation in mandatory. The complex society would get worse and there would be no social order (Weber, 2015). He essentially stated that bureaucracies in organizations help people towards forming goals. He stated that heavy regulation in the societies would lead to more productivity in the societies.
He stated that bureaucracy ensures that the objectives are met but there are certain inherent issues in the system. Weber states that this issue of bureaucracy will lead to the overall downfall of the society. There are many issues within the bureaucratic system and this was not addressed by the ideologies of Weber. Oligarchy was practiced and this leads to ensuring that only few people had the autonomy to make rules for the company. According to Weber, no one can escape bureaucracy. This would create homogenization of the values in the society. This would lead to the people feeling like machines and losing their uniqueness in the process. In this scenario, the people in the societies tend to shift focus toward meeting the primary objectives and loosing themselves in this process. The oligarchy form of governance would lead to more issues and lead to the people feeling alienated from the mainstream communities. There would be mechanization and the workers would feel essentially alienated from the system. Weber theory in summary postulated towards maintaining individual ambiguity and productivity. These were the two variables that were considered by Weber.