Future Shock - Chapters 7-8 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 7-8 Summary and Analysis

The organization is a big part of the future and many portray it as something that destroys the individuality in man and turns him into a faceless cog. Organizations are one of the five relationships describing the social fabric. Since the bureaucracy is breaking down, new forms of organizations are coming into being. This is what Toffler calls the Ad-Hocracy.

There are three characteristics of bureaucracy. People occupy a clearly defined place in the division of labor, as well as in the vertical hierarchy. The organizational relationships tend to be permanent. The individual fulfills his specified obligations and receives his rewards. There is a fixed set of relationships that continues until he leaves the organization. Organizations are characterized by a high rate of change. In addition, there are mergers and acquisitions that contribute to the change. This is also...

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