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What is Meritocracy
The concept of meritocracy is initially negative and elitist concept of power. Nowadays it is understood rather positively as an organizational arrangement.

The concept of meritocracy is initially negative and an elitist concept of power, which was foresaw by Michael Young in the sixties of the 20th century.

At present, the concept is understood rather positively as an organizational arrangement in which workers are promoted based on their results. According to this concept, the power in the organization is carried out by qualified and capable professionals.

In the second approach, the concept of meritocracy is close to the concept of bureaucracy.

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Last update: 27.07.2016

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