lack of <bureaucracy> in positive sense ?


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The other day I noticed this phrase in vacancy ad
"lack of bureaucracy".
it was used to describe working conditions as positive, to show that there aren’t too much bureaucracy, paperwork, reporting, control etc. in a company.
I wonder if this phrase "lack of bureaucracy" sounds naturally in such positive sense?
  • DonnyB

    Sixties Mod
    English UK Southern Standard English
    I would say so, yes.

    In ordinary everyday use, the word "bureaucracy" typically has a very negative connotation, so "lack of bureaucracy" meaning freedom from unnecessary rules and regulations would be seen in a positive light by prospective job applicants. :)
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