Definition of adhocracy in English:

adhocracy

Syllabification: ad·hoc·ra·cy
Pronunciation: /adˈhäkrəsē
 
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noun

A flexible, adaptable, and informal organizational structure without bureaucratic policies or procedures.
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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.

Origin

1970s: blend of ad hoc and -cracy.

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