Definition of adhocracy in English:


Line breaks: ad¦hoc|racy
Pronunciation: /adˈhɒkrəsi


[mass noun]
  • A system of flexible and informal organization and management in place of rigid bureaucracy.
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    • The attempt of late has been to create an ‘effective adhocracy’ as Alvin put it.
    • He uses the term ‘adhocracy’ to describe the kind of collaboration he prefers: like-minded software developers, finding each other and working in ever-shifting groups.
    • This form of adhocracy also allows for effective use of individuals with specific interests in a short period of time.


1970s: blend of ad hoc and -cracy.

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