1. an organization with little or no structure
    the need for informational flexibility can lead to adhocracy
    the choice between bureaucracy and adhocracy represents a common dilemma
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How To Use adhocracy In A Sentence

  • This environment he termed an 'adhocracy', to distinguish it from a bureaucracy. Times, Sunday Times
  • In that alone, she says that the UN under Ban's leadership has seen "decline over a broad scale - from small things to more important" … "no more any congruity between responsibility and authority" … and calls today's UN an "adhocracy" in which "disintegrated and ill thought through The Rosett Report
  • The NWG was an adhocracy of intensely creative, sleep-deprived, idiosyncratic, well-meaning computer geniuses. Where Wizards Stay Up Late
  • It describes the ad hoc management approach as 'adhocracy'. Times, Sunday Times
  • The attempt of late has been to create an ‘effective adhocracy’ as Alvin put it.
  • This, then, is the focus, as it were, of Obama's nascent doctrine, and the emerging international adhocracy on Libya, a blend of morality and pragmatism. William Bradley: Libyan War: New International 'Contact Group' Off to a Rugged Start
  • It was an adhocracy, as I've called it, but no single entity to ensure that U.S. dollars are well spent to help the Iraqis get on their feet. Following The Reconstruction Money In Iraq
  • 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.
  • the need for informational flexibility can lead to adhocracy
  • Mintzberg deserves high praise for his perceptiveness in issuing these caveats about the widespread enthusiasm for the adhocracy arrangement.
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