Types Of Patterned Variation In Bureaucratic Adaptations To Organizational Stress
Disaster Research Center
Field data gathered by The Ohio State University Disester Research Center in studying complex organizations suggest that the bureaucratic model is inadequate to explain organizational adaptation to stress. The informal structure does not replace the formal structure in such situations. There is instead a variety of patterned responses in adating to the stress. The article illustrates these general points, sets forth a typology of possible patterned variations in bureaucraric adaptations, and indicates some internal and external factors to the organization which influences the direction and kind of adaptation followed.
Organizational Stress, Patterned Variation, Bureaucratic Adaptations