adhocracy

adhocracy
adhocracy UK US /ædˈhɒkrəsi/ noun [C or U] WORKPLACE
management without a formal structure that changes easily with each situation, or a company that has this style of management: »

Creative people are more likely to flourish in an adhocracy than a bureaucracy.

Compare BUREAUCRACY(Cf. ↑bureaucracy)

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  • Adhocracy — is a type of organization being antonymous to bureaucracy. The term was first popularized in 1970 by Alvin TofflerBob Travica, New Organizational Designs: Information Aspects , Ablex/Greenwood, 1999, ISBN 1567504035,… …   Wikipedia

  • Adhocracy — A form of business management which emphasizes individual initiative and self organization in order to accomplish tasks. This is in contrast to bureaucracy which relies on a set of defined rules and set hierarchy in accomplishing organizational… …   Investment dictionary

  • adhocracy — noun an organization with little or no structure the choice between bureaucracy and adhocracy represents a common dilemma the need for informational flexibility can lead to adhocracy • Hypernyms: ↑organization, ↑organisation …   Useful english dictionary

  • adhocracy — n. An organization with little or no structure; the opposite of a bureaucracy. Example Citation: One beginning point might be to compel the attorney general actually to manage the Justice Department and its investigative agencies in accordance… …   New words

  • Adhocracy (Software) — „Adhocracy“ ist eine Open Source Software zur Onlinebeteiligung für Organisationen und Institutionen. Mit Adhocracy wird das theoretische Konzept des direkten Parlamentarismus in die Praxis umgesetzt. Die freie Software wird seit dem Jahr 2009… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • adhocracy — noun An organizational system designed to be flexible and responsive to the needs of the moment rather than excessively bureaucratic …   Wiktionary

  • Adhocracy — Ad|ho|cra|cy 〈[ædhɔ̣krəsı] f. 10; Wirtsch.〉 anpassungsfähige Organisationsform, die nur ein Minimum an hierarchischen Strukturen beinhaltet [engl.; → ad hoc] …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Adhocracy — Ad|ho|cra|cy 〈[ædhɔ̣krəsı] f.; Gen.: , Pl.: s; Wirtsch.〉 anpassungsfähige Organisationsform, die nur ein Minimum an hierarchischen Strukturen beinhaltet [Etym.: engl.; → ad hoc] …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • adhocracy — government in an unstructured fashion; an unstructured organization Forms of Government …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • adhocracy — [ad hɒkrəsi] noun the replacement of a rigid bureaucracy with flexible and informal forms of organization …   English new terms dictionary

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