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Adhocracy

Definition of the noun adhocracy

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noun

  1. an organization with little or no structure
    • examples: the choice between bureaucracy and adhocracy represents a common dilemma | the need for informational flexibility can lead to adhocracy
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • more generic words: organisation / organization = a group of people who work together

Alternative definition of the noun adhocracy

noun

  1. [context: business] An organizational system designed to be flexible and responsive to the needs of the moment rather than excessively bureaucratic.

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Google previewOperational Policy Making for Professional Security (2015)

Practical Policy Skills for the Public and Private Sector by Allen Sondej

The adhocracy is a structure unlike the others. As its name suggests, it is based...

Google previewA Dictionary of Civil Society, Philanthropy and the Third Sector (2005)

by Helmut K. Anheier

Adhocracy is a management structure in which all members of the organization have some broad level of authority to make decisions and take...

Google previewOrganizational Behavior (2016)

by CTI Reviews

adhocracy: Adhocracy is a type of organization that operates in opposite fashion to a bureaucracy. The term was first popularized in 1970 by Alvin Toffler, and has since become ...

Google previewC2 Re-envisioned (2014)

The Future of the Enterprise by Marius S. Vassiliou, David S. Alberts, Jonathan Russell Agre

The Adhocracy—An adhocracy is a flexible organization without a large amount of formal structure. Typically, employees of...

The adhocracy is the archetype closest to the net-enabled C2 “edge organization.

Google previewManaging Museums and Galleries (1997)

by Michael Fopp

Adhocracy An adhocracy is an organisational structure which is constructed to ...

Google previewManagement of Knowledge-intensive Companies (1995)

by Mats Alvesson

Robbins considers that professional bureaucracies have emerged as an answer to the greater degree of knowledge required and that a professional bureaucracy rather than an adhocracy is a normal response to the need for sophisticated ...

Google previewNew Organizational Designs (1999)

Information Aspects by Bob Travica

To summarize, adhocracy is a kind of organization shaped by specific purposes, such as projects and customized products. Its characteristics are low for- malization, flatness, vague roles, the reliance on team work and employee cooperation, ...

Google previewKnowledge Power (2010)

Interdisciplinary Education for a Complex World by Alan Wilson

An adhocracy is a much looser structure – such as a management consultancy that is constantly forming temporary project groups. Model Our understanding of a system of interest, or a set of such systems of a certain type – economies, ...

Google previewManaging People and Organizations (1992)

by John J. Gabarro

Adhocracy is the most difficult of the five configurations to describe because it is both complex and nonstandardized. Indeed, adhocracy contradiets much of what we accept on faith in organizations —. 3. For a full discussion of the problems of ...

Google previewStrategy as Practice; An Activity Based Approach (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Adhocracy: Adhocracy is a flexible, adaptable and informal form of organization that is defined by a lack of formal structure. It operates in an opposite fashion to a bureaucracy. The term was first popularized in 1970 by Alvin Toffler, and has ...

Google previewBasic Strategy in Context , European text and cases (2016)

Business, Business by CTI Reviews

Adhocracy: Adhocracy is a type of organization ...

Google previewManaging Organisations in Africa (1992)

by Peter Blunt, Merrick L. Jones

Problems Associated witlt the Adhocracy The adhocracy is the least researched configuration of the six discussed in this chapter. It is a relatively new form of organisation anti there has therefore not been sulficient time for practical esrtetience ...

Google previewOxford Handbook of Positive Psychology and Work (2016)

Psychology, Psychology by CTI Reviews

Adhocracy: Adhocracy is a type of organization that operates in opposite fashion to a bureaucracy. The term was first popularized ...

Google previewManagement Information Systems (2016)

Business, Management by CTI Reviews

Adhocracy is a flexible, adaptable and informal form of organization that is defined by a lack of formal structure. It operates in an opposite fashion to a bureaucracy. The term was first popularized in 1970 by Alvin Toffler, and has since become.

Google previewORGB4 (2014)

by Debra Nelson, James Quick

The adhocracy is a selectively decentralized form of organization that emphasizes the support staff and mutual adjustment among people. It is designed to fuse interdisciplinary experts into smoothly functioning ad hoc project teams. Liaison ...

Google previewOrganizational Behaviour (2011)

by Ray French

The adhocracy is a structural form that emphasizes shared, decentralized decision making, extreme horizontal specialization, few levels of management and few formal controls. Other organization designs include strategic alliances, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Governance (2006)

by Mark Bevir

Henry Mintzberg more fully elaborated adhocracy as a type in 1979, arguing its status as an important addition to the well-known forms, such as the simple structure, the professional bureaucracy, and the divisionalized form of organization.

Google previewA Dictionary of Nonprofit Terms and Concepts (2006)

by David Horton Smith, Robert A. Stebbins, Michael A. Dover

adhocracy which a *nonprofit group or *organization holds its activities. In nonprofit groups the *needs and interests of *members often dictate the timing of activities (on activity timing in *grassroots associations, see Smith 2000:127–128) .

Google previewEncyclopedia of Management Theory (2013)

by Eric H. Kessler

adhocracy. (creative). culture. In a hyperturbulent, constantly changing environment, a different set of assumptions was developed that differed from those of the other three forms of organization. These assumptions were that innovative and ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Business and Management (2016)

by Jonathan Law

adhocracy An organization characterized by an absence of bureaucratic ...

Google previewDictionary of Caribbean English Usage (2003)

by Richard Allsopp, Jeannette Allsopp

adhocracy [adhokrasi] n ( Trin) [Derog] Government of a country or the running of any large organization by ...

Google previewCambridge Business English Dictionary (2011)

by Cambridge University Press

an ad hoc committee adhocracy /aed'hokrasi/ 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 ...

Google previewThe AMA Dictionary of Business and Management (2013)

by George Thomas Kurian

Adhocracy Organizational structure characterized by an absence of bureaucratic rigidities, enabling managers to think and act out of the box. Term coined by futurist ALVIN TOFFLER. Adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) Mortgage for which the ...

Google previewThe Routledge Dictionary of Business Management (2004)

by David A. Statt

adhocracy A NEOLOGISM introduced by Alvin ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Human Resource Management (2008)

by Edmund Heery, Mike Noon

Adhocracy can be contrasted with bureaucracy. [Seealso virtual organization.] adjourning isthefifth stage of ...

Google previewThe Wordsworth Dictionary of Modern English Grammar (2001)

Grammar, Syntax and Style for the 21st Century by Ned Halley

adhocracy (rule hastily established by an invader, usually American) and gerontocracy ...

Google previewThe Grandiloquent Dictionary - Tenth Anniversary Edition (2010)

by Christopher Bird

adelphepothia - An incestuous desire for one's sister adelphirexia - An incestuous desire for one's nephew adelphithymia - An incestuous desire for one's niece adhocracy - Rulership by committees and task forces adiabolist - One who does ...

Google previewDictionary of Sociology (2012)

by Tony Lawson, Joan Garrod

adhocracy: a type of organization in which ...

Google previewDictionary of Psychology (2000)

Adhocracy. An organizational structure that is flexible and responsive, organized around unique problems to be solved by groups of relative strangers with diverse professional skills. Adience. Movement or action toward the stimulus.

Google previewThe Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Family Studies, 4 Volume Set (2016)

by Constance L. Shehan

Families with two to four generations living together in one home according to eastern adhocracy were called the “grand family.” The grand family worships its heirlooms and divinities, which are kept in the home; this is why the father's home is ...

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