Bureaucratic Organizations: Examples & Characteristics


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Which is not a characteristic of a bureaucratic organization?

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1. What is an example of bureaucratic organizations in the United States?

2. A bureaucratic organization has what type of command structure?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of the types of bureaucratic organizations. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding the characteristics of a bureaucratic organization and knowing common examples of bureaucratic organizations in the U.S.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these tools to test your knowledge of the following:

  • Characteristics of a bureaucratic organization
  • Flow of information in a bureaucratic organization
  • Advantages of bureaucratic organizations

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related management lesson
  • Information recall - access what you've learned about the command structure of a bureaucratic organization
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify advantages of a bureaucratic organization

Additional Learning

To learn more about organizations with a pyramidal command structure, review the corresponding lesson titled Bureaucratic Organizations: Examples, Lesson & Quiz. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe the concept of micro-management
  • Identify the seven basic characteristics of a bureaucratic organization
  • Recognize the disadvantages to this type of organization structure