Organizing a complex social structure such that it is segmented and hierarchical in form and each segment's sphere of legal competence is clearly defined; duties are discharged according to definite rules and subject to close supervision, descriptions and control. Personnel are selected on the basis of technical competence, generally remunerated in fixed salaries and under tacit or formal contracts. The primary occupation and the professional career of the incumbents are the bureaucratic office.
Bureaucracy is a sufficiently complex form of organization to handle all of the details involved in contemporary administration.
Bureaucracy is based on a pre-modern world view that is inconsistent with the emerging paradigm.