An Ideal Bureaucracy
In your readings this week, you have reviewed a number of theories of organization and public administration. After reflecting on these theories, described how you would adjust, amend, or reform the current bureaucracy to meet the needs of the United States in the 21st century. Consider the following questions: is the current American bureaucracy in need of reform, or does it largely meet the needs of society? Do you believe that there are deep systemic and fundamental changes required to create an ideal bureaucracy? Is an ideal bureaucracy possible given the size of the United States and the many different constituencies within the country? How likely, or unlikely, are the prospects of any major changes occurring in the near term or long term?